Skin Cancer: The Before

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Have you or a loved one received a non melanoma skin cancer diagnosis? It’s normal to be confused, frustrated and frightened. Skin cancer is incredibly common and very rarely as serious as it sounds.
Learn all about what to expect if a biopsy comes back positive.

Have you or a loved one received a non melanoma skin cancer diagnosis? It's normal to be confused, frustrated and frightened. Skin cancer is incredibly common and very rarely as serious as it sounds. Learn all about what to expect if a biopsy comes back positive.

I’ve been sharing a bit about my skin cancer diagnosis and treatment plan on Instagram recently and so I made this video to explain the process of how I found my spot, the diagnosis, and what we decided to do to remove it. I’m heading to surgery and going to have it cut out and although that sounds easy, there could be complications. For example, what happens if they can’t cut it all out, or what if it has spread? These are all massive concerns but I’m trying to remain positive. After the surgery, we’ll know the situation in more detail and be able to decide what to do from there. I’ll be in a little pain after the surgery but I’ve got some CBD oil to help manage it.

It’s been a bit scary since they found it on my face and I’ve had lots of feelings of guilt, worry and some wounded pride as I contemplate potentially having a scarred face. I know it’s not a big problem in the grand scheme of things but it’s been big for me and my little world. I wanted to share my story to hopefully help others if they find themselves in the same position!

If you want to read a couple other stories, check out Mel’s and Riva’s posts – they have so much great info! They really helped me decide to go in and get my spot checked out and I’m so glad I did. Please feel free to ask any questions and I’ll try my best to answer them! It can be a scary thing but it’s not the end of the world – I promise!

UPDATE: Be sure to check out this post and video to see how the procedure went!

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