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SUNBURN!

Forums General Melanoma Community SUNBURN!

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    mlbjab
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      Oh no!  I got a total sunburn!  In 1 area, where I must've missed the sunblock, in about a 5 inch area.  It's a patch of FRIED skin.  No moles in that area.  Should I worry?  Schedule more frequent derm visits?  Have history of melanoma stage 0 diagnosis.

      Freaking!

      Oh no!  I got a total sunburn!  In 1 area, where I must've missed the sunblock, in about a 5 inch area.  It's a patch of FRIED skin.  No moles in that area.  Should I worry?  Schedule more frequent derm visits?  Have history of melanoma stage 0 diagnosis.

      Freaking!

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        Janner
        Participant

          This changes nothing about your followup.  Relax.  Damage is cumulative and it's unlikely this one burn is going to change much.  You've already had melanoma and it's unlikely this is going to tip the scales for another primary.  I've had an unexpected burn or two and just let it serve as a reminder to be more careful in the future.  What's done is done and there is no reason to spend more time worrying about something that is already done.

          Janner
          Participant

            This changes nothing about your followup.  Relax.  Damage is cumulative and it's unlikely this one burn is going to change much.  You've already had melanoma and it's unlikely this is going to tip the scales for another primary.  I've had an unexpected burn or two and just let it serve as a reminder to be more careful in the future.  What's done is done and there is no reason to spend more time worrying about something that is already done.

              noisy77
              Participant

                Thanks Janner – i freak out about this all the time since my mom was diagnosed with melanoma. Your response was comforting. 

                noisy77
                Participant

                  Thanks Janner – i freak out about this all the time since my mom was diagnosed with melanoma. Your response was comforting. 

                  noisy77
                  Participant

                    Thanks Janner – i freak out about this all the time since my mom was diagnosed with melanoma. Your response was comforting. 

                  Janner
                  Participant

                    This changes nothing about your followup.  Relax.  Damage is cumulative and it's unlikely this one burn is going to change much.  You've already had melanoma and it's unlikely this is going to tip the scales for another primary.  I've had an unexpected burn or two and just let it serve as a reminder to be more careful in the future.  What's done is done and there is no reason to spend more time worrying about something that is already done.

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