I breathed a sigh of relief after visiting Dr. Carrie Hall at Dermatology Associates of New Bern.
It’s not just a doctor’s visit. They take time to teach you what to look for during self exams.
This is a wonderful team of Doctors who all spent time in the Navy. That’s a plus for me as I was a Hospital Corpsman and know that I’m in good hands!
During this visit, I learned that I have “wisdom spots” although having them doesn’t make me any wiser, with the exception of knowing what to look for.
If you have precancerous spots, it doesn’t mean they’ll turn into cancer, but they burn them off to be on the safe side.
My first visit a few years ago changed my way of life when it comes to sun exposure. I’ve never been one to “layout” on the beach for a tan as I’m a red head and have suffered from many sunburns. After having basal cell carcinomas removed, I’m very mindful.
When I was young, my mother always told me to wear sun screen, and my brother and I were the only ones with zinc coated noses in the summer months. Although those days are long gone, I wear a lot of hats, try to stay out of the sun, and protect my skin with sun screen.
If you have suspicious looking spots on your skin, I highly recommend visiting Dermatology Associates of New Bern! It’s better to be safe than sorry as skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).