One of the Parkies that I have become friends with on the Patients Like Me site has just had a positive diagnosis of skin cancer, and she is to have surgery on the 14th of November for a lesion slightly bigger than a half dollar.
Now another PWP on the Patients Like Me site has posted that she is getting the results this week on a biopsy for a possible skin cancer on her leg. That’s 2 out of less than 700 who have reported it from the PLM Parkinson’s membership.
The increased risk of developing Melanoma is one of the characteristics of Parkinson’s that few people are aware of. I certainly was not.
The one to have surgery goes by the name of knoxgal, and the one to get the biopsy results goes by pokie too. I know they would both appreciate your prayers on their behalf.
Looks like I’ll be making an appointment with a Dermatologist to get checked over from head to toe! Great, another doctor!! But I do think it is wise to have it done, under the circumstances, as I am covered with moles, thanks to my parents.