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#11751103 - 07/31/16 06:48 AM Skin Cancer !!
Lee in Texas Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/23/13
Posts: 8489
Loc: Wise County Texas
Well, this is no joke. When out fishing or ?? cover your ears, arms, and almost any exposed skin.
Already dealt with Squeamish cell cancer on ear, now it seems I have to have surgery on my dad gum forearm bang
Don't yet know if it's more Squeamish or Basil cell yet. Just hope they can get it all.
Looks like all those years out in the sun are now showing up and have to 'pay the piper'

Found out the hard way, baseball cap and sort sleeve shirt is not the apparel to use.
Hope none of ya'll get this stuff...
Cover up, have fun fishing....little uncomfortable but the alternative is NOT good

God Bless us all
Lee


Edited by Lee in Texas (07/31/16 06:52 AM)
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#11751119 - 07/31/16 07:22 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: Lee in Texas]
HuknBull67 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/29/16
Posts: 29
I wish you a speedy and successful surgery to get rid of that. My Grandfather had to have several surgeries to remove spots he had gotten from years and years of working outside, the last one was nearly his whole right ear. I believe in covering up, do I do it every time, no, but I am a firm believer in how bad the sun can be over time.

Peace and Bent Rods

HuknBull67

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#11751121 - 07/31/16 07:25 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: HuknBull67]
Lee in Texas Online   content
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Registered: 03/23/13
Posts: 8489
Loc: Wise County Texas
thank you and Welcome welcome
Just not sure how much 'meat' I'm going to lose this time.
God Bless us all
Lee
Originally Posted By: HuknBull67
I wish you a speedy and successful surgery to get rid of that. My Grandfather had to have several surgeries to remove spots he had gotten from years and years of working outside, the last one was nearly his whole right ear. I believe in covering up, do I do it every time, no, but I am a firm believer in how bad the sun can be over time.

Peace and Bent Rods

HuknBull67
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http://www.finfeatherresort.com/index.asp - Best Folks on Toledo Bend !!!
http://www.markpacklakefork.com/ - Great Source!!
http://bassclubofthewest.angelfire.com/ -West Ft Worth Bass Club
http://www.gleasonfishing.com/ Darold Gleason
2004 Stratos Complete Restoration 2014!!! With Much Gratitude to:
Cal's Marine/Azle,Texas (817)300-2827

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#11751124 - 07/31/16 07:29 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: Lee in Texas]
bush hog Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 1767
Loc: Beckville, TX
Best of luck Lee. Maybe it's basil cell and not too deep.

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#11751126 - 07/31/16 07:34 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: Lee in Texas]
randywillfish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/02/10
Posts: 223
Loc: JACKSONVILLE, TEXAS
Gotcha.
I had a "spot" show up on my nose several years ago. Had to have it biopsied and sent to lab. Turned out it was nothing, but that tool the doctor used to take out a chunk of skin looked like a piece of spaghetti, but felt like a jumbo pencil from kindergarten.
Would have made the perfect country and western song, "my ears are full of tears lying on my back crying over the biopsy".
I had to go to long sleeve micro mesh shirts and wear a buff. Still haven't moved to the long pants, still wear knee length shorts and tennis shoes, no sandals.
My wife would call me in the middle of the lake asking am I wearing my sunscreen.
My plan is to be around for her a long time... It's worth it to me....

Wishing you well, my friend.

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#11751127 - 07/31/16 07:35 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: Lee in Texas]
Chitterling Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 90
Loc: Lake Waco
Prayers and best wishes. Thank you
for posting. I will take your advice and hope other do as well.

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#11751130 - 07/31/16 07:37 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: Lee in Texas]
Lee in Texas Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/23/13
Posts: 8489
Loc: Wise County Texas
Thanks ya'll. I'm hoping this time it's not that deep.....lost 1/2 one ear....Lord knows what and how much of my arm.
Just thought I would pass along so my hopes are that none of ya'll have to go through this.
Sucks....
God Bless us all
Lee


Edited by Lee in Texas (07/31/16 07:37 AM)
_________________________
http://www.finfeatherresort.com/index.asp - Best Folks on Toledo Bend !!!
http://www.markpacklakefork.com/ - Great Source!!
http://bassclubofthewest.angelfire.com/ -West Ft Worth Bass Club
http://www.gleasonfishing.com/ Darold Gleason
2004 Stratos Complete Restoration 2014!!! With Much Gratitude to:
Cal's Marine/Azle,Texas (817)300-2827

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#11751179 - 07/31/16 08:20 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: Lee in Texas]
toddfish Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 643
Loc: East Montgomery County
Good advice. I'm a redhead who grew up in the 70's-80's and sunscreen was never even spoken of growing up. Waited til afer getting burned then put something on it. Paying for it now, but at least so far it's all been basal cell and not something worse, even though the scars from the stitches are still pretty ugly. I cover up every time out now and encourage everyone else to do the same. Wide brim hats, neck gaiters, sunscreen and always long sleeves. In the long run you'll be glad you did. Thanks for the post, Lee.

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#11751186 - 07/31/16 08:27 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: Lee in Texas]
reeltexan Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2040
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

Blond here, fair skinned. I'm 60.

I became a big fan of high SPF sun screen as soon as it hit the market and I've used it religiously since. Many of my fishing buddies actually refused to put it on.

Had a check up a month ago. Doc checked face, ears, arms, the usually vulnerable areas.
No issues.

The product works IF you put it on.
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Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.”
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#11751188 - 07/31/16 08:29 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: reeltexan]
toddfish Offline
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Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 643
Loc: East Montgomery County
Originally Posted By: reeltexan

Blond here, fair skinned. I'm 60.

I became a big fan of high SPF sun screen as soon as it hit the market and I've used it religiously since. Many of my fishing buddies actually refused to put it on.

Had a check up a month ago. Doc checked face, ears, arms, the usually vulnerable areas.
No issues.

The product works IF you put it on.
thumb

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#11751205 - 07/31/16 08:57 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: Lee in Texas]
gatoreyes Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 396
Loc: Keller, TX
Some of the new shirts with built in hoods are awesome. Even Academy now has them. Sun gloves work well too. I grew up before they had sunscreen, so I go to the dermatologist every six months. The key is early detection when the growth is still small.

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#11751227 - 07/31/16 09:15 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: gatoreyes]
toddfish Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 643
Loc: East Montgomery County
Originally Posted By: gatoreyes
Some of the new shirts with built in hoods are awesome. Even Academy now has them. Sun gloves work well too. I grew up before they had sunscreen, so I go to the dermatologist every six months. The key is early detection when the growth is still small.
Agree 100%. I've tried several different brands and as of now Gillz is my favorite. Their neck gaiters and shirts with hoods are the best I've found so far.

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#11751261 - 07/31/16 09:37 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: Lee in Texas]
Tom Mayne Guide Service Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 500
Have a really good friend that was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma a few years ago. He was a fisherman just like the rest of us and it all started with one tiny spot on his neck. After brain surgery, losing part of a lung and countless procedures he beat it but I can assure you there are not many that can. Put on sun screen trust me it's not worth the risk....
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www.lakepalestinefishingguide.com

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#11751272 - 07/31/16 09:51 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: Lee in Texas]
forkduc Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 10052
Loc: Plano,Texas
I go to the dermatologist every 6 months for a full body scan. At 69, I have had 4 melanomas removed.

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#11751313 - 07/31/16 10:15 AM Re: Skin Cancer !! [Re: Lee in Texas]
Bassalong Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 763
Loc: Iowa
I go with its of sunscreen and wear one of those hats that look like a Star Wars storm trooper helmet. My wife hates that hat, but if you trade your ball cap for it on a hot sunny day you'll see that it has an immediate cooling effect as well as protecting you from the sun. I, too have had a little carcinoma cut off my ear.

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