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When I was nurse on a very busy medical-psychiatric floor, many of my peers were of the African Persuasion.
I am of the Caucasian Persuasion. My black colleagues, used to say to me, “Black Don’t Crack!” Usually, we were discussing the outcomes of my cosmetic surgeries. Tummy tucks? Yes, they were totally down for that; facelifts did not interest them because they thought that genetically dark skin gave them immunity from wrinkles.
Ah-oh, my black girlfriends and guy pals did not know that they needed sunscreen too. Black folks are subject to squamous cell skin cancer. This fabulous form of cancer enjoys migrating to the nearest lymph nodes. So, according to the professionals at www.skincancers.org, if one pops out on your cheek, they may end up in the lymph nodes on your neck. Scared yet? Fear is a sign of intelligence!
Another frightening newsflash for my black friends: Remember Bob Marley? He died very young from ALM. That is medical-speak for Acral Lentiginous Melanoma. It is identified with a brown or black spot either on the soles of the feet or the hand. Sometimes, it is growing under the finger or toe nails.
Person’s Hand Holding Ribbon With Hope Text To Support Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness
Marley, who passed at age 36, most likely never thought about skin cancer. Also, he was busy performing and writing. One of my old friends used to say, “If you’re not busy you are not worth a damn.” To which I replied, “We are too damned good!”
Black Does Crack! Melanoma Lesion on Dark Skin. 911-Dermatologist!!!!
I am betting that those reading this are busy too. But think of it this way: Marley, long gone, would have doubled his artistic output if he had lived till age 72. Nowadays, this is young!
Are you too busy too?
I am mostly too busy to jump in the ocean! Note Sun Umbrella!
I am a Registered Nurse. I have never met a procedure that I did not like. Although I am not an MD, I do know how to pick the best doctors. These professional surgeons are board certified. I never go with the cheapest or the most expensive. I always find my perfect man or woman. By the way, no one meeting me would think that I had anything done. My axiom? Less is More. I will steer you toward the news that you can use. I am not a doctor, and I won't try to be yours. I do have methods that have helped me through the years, and some of my best friends. Now, I am offering my insider knowledge to you..