A Quick Note About Skin Cancer
When I worked in the nursing home, there were two areas where skin cancer seemed to be the most common: on the tip of the nose for smokers, and on the back of the ears.
The tip-of-the-nose cancer looks like a simple mole, but it’s more than just a cosmetic problem– it’s a slow moving cancer that can metastasize and become fatal. It has tendrils growing deep, so the sooner it’s treated the easier the surgery and treatment is.
I blame the back-of-the-ears cancer on ballcaps, which provide a little protection to the eyes but none at all to the ears. I saw this a lot in fishermen. So, be sure to dab a little sunscreen on your ears before you head out into the sun.