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Advice Offered To You Outdoor Types - You Dont Have To Heed It

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Popgun, May 15, 2019.

  1. Popgun

    Popgun Donator

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    6 months ago i has a malignant mole removed from my back,followed up by what is called a "wide area excision"
    in my case an ellipse 120 x 40mm from just below the left shoulder
    The decorative lady plastic surgeon, reckoned the left cheek of my arse is now higher :laff:
    i was never one to sun worship or take my shirt off.
    The Dermatologist @ Addenbrookes Cambridge recommends this product is always used when in the sun
    https://www.altruistsun.com
    Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen SPF 50 - high UVA protection, 100 ml (2 x 100 ml) now on offer @ amazon
    It can happen to any of us :thumb:
     
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    I've been blobbing on the Asda factor 30 ever since the sun has been showing it's face.
     
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    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    A timely reminder with the sun shining again. What brought home the dangers to me was my next door neighbour a little over ten years ago. He did nothing about a mole on his head and it eventually caused a tumour in his brain. He died in a dreadful way, aged 55.
     
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    Amazing how many people think it'll be someone else. We're in alicante at the minute, there will be dozens of lobsters on the plane back.

    Dave
     
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    People often have the misconception that things wont happen to them, and also males as a species often don't want to get things checked out. We should all try and take more care of ourselves.

    a good mate of mine lost an eye to skin cancer and it also went on to eventually kill my pal.

    My partner's aunt also passed away in her 40s from skin cancer and left 3 young children behind.

    It's no joke. Stick the factor duffel coat on chaps.
     
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    And, just to confuse the issue even further, they're saying suncream can cause cancer.
    I might just stay indoors and die of boredom instead.
     
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    As I understand it the trigger is the frequency of burning and peeling rather than amount of sun exposure.

    I’m prepared to be corrected of course (and skin cancer is horrendous) but those of us who almost never burn rarely get at least the UV related form of skin cancer (as I understand it).
     
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    Ah., memories of roofing in the summer., shirt off., looking like a Greek God. Happy days.
    Fast forward twenty yrs.. Melanoma!

    Five times they cut bits off my face. The scars look like wrinkles nowadays, or laughter lines. Altho if you look closely you can see part of my nose is missing.

    You'll recognise me when the sun's out.. I'll be the one in the shade wearing a cowboy hat.
    It ain't worth the risk.
     
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    I am fair but tan easily,i hardly ever had my shirt off, yes as a lad & its possible that is when the damage could have been done they said.
     
  10. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    If your bags aren't totally full of seafood, can you bring me a straw donkey please.
     
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    I'm not sure you'll be able to handle one.

    Meanwhile the lobsters are all mine.

    Dave
     
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    My wife tans easily and never peels, she had a melanoma removed a few years ago. To be honest, she was a fully paid up sun worshipper, often spending eight or nine hours a day lying in it. I took up Scuba diving for something to do on holiday it was that bad. If you think about that bacon you stick under a hot grill, all you're doing in the sun is the same thing.
    We've had ten holidays in India for three weeks at a time and I use Calypso Factor 30 Dry Oil Spray, it's about four quid a bottle from the shops and It's very effective, I never even change colour and I'm out in it all day. Add to that the fact that you can apply it in seconds and there's no reason not to.
     

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