I have been a Registered Massage Therapist for nearly 25 years and just got in the habit of paying attention to moles and marks and scars on my patient's bodies.
I have had skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma) removed from 7 places on my face and one at the back of my neck so I take watching changes in moles or spots very seriously.
According the the Canadian Cancer Society, the incidence of the most deadly kind of skin cancer, melanoma, is on the rise and estimates that 6,800 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2015.
So there you have it! Another benefit of coming in for Bowen treatments! I am able to see parts of your body that you never see. If you ever have a suspicious looking spot or mole I suggest getting out your cell phone and take a picture. It will be very easy to see any changes then as the weeks go by.
I have included a chart of suspicious looking spots and picture of skin cancer for your reference. So, remember your sunscreen, wear a hat and enjoy the rest of your summer!
These images and this video are designed to help you check your spots! You should regularly check your skin and visit your doctor if you find anything suspicious.
originally published in my August 2015 newsletter