Us fair-skinned, freckled, reddish haired (as was), Nordic types who love the outdoors get various skin cancers. I am not sure all the sunscreen in the world protects us completely and I also don’t think anyone always uses it or uses it as consistently as we should. Hats are good, but I hate them… AND THEN… back in the Beach Blanket Bingo days the goal was to get a tan and no sunscreen existed then, not to speak of. Baby Oil. Lame Coppertone. Coconut Oil. We basted ourselves; we didn’t protect ourselves.
Six years ago I had a squamous cell cancer taken off my left cheek (face). Now, in true Biblical form, I am about to have a similar cancer taken off my right cheek. The doctor is in Salida, which is cool. It’s a great town and a beautiful drive. I’m heading up Thursday, hopefully they’ll do everything right then and there, but I’m expecting two visits.
So young people… This is all good advice.