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I had a pink, raised, crusty spot on my right forearm for the past two years. I have been laid off from my job and am losing my health insurance. I was forced to take care of all of my medical concerns because I was losing my insurance. I went to the dermatologist to have a biopsy. The results were squamous cell carcinoma! I was terrified and I broke down when I heard the news.

I had Mohs surgery on Sept. 11, 2013. The doctor removed all of the cancer. Two weeks later, I was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma on my left forearm. I had skin cancer surgery yesterday on my left arm, which by the way, was very graphic! On Sept. 27, 2013, I had another basal cell removed from my right thigh. I have always known that I was a skin cancer "candidate", but never, ever dreamed I would get skin cancer. I am cancer-free now! I am fair skinned with red hair and blue eyes. I have always known that I was a skin cancer "candidate," but never, ever dreamed I would get skin cancer. Please, please have your skinned checked! Your family, your children, and your friends need you!

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