i had my first superficial basal cell carcinoma on my skin when i was 31!
i have fair skin and freckles and don't sunbake at all, but i got some pretty bad burns as a kid and once in my 20's (accident, cloudy day on beach and went for a walk for 2 hours) with large amounts of peeling skin, blisters etc.
i had photodynamic therapy twice for this lesion (1 cm across) and it disappeared completely ,leaving my skin looking normal.
now, i can see the beginnings of the same thing elsewhere on my back, this time i recognise it earlier, before it has the rolled edges etc, as it is a patch the size of my little fingernail, that is like sandpaper and gets tiny beads of blood if you scratch it. from the side in the light i can see the lightly raised, silvery look.
i got a referal to a skin specialist to look at it but haven't gone yet, as i guess i am being lazy as bbc on my back is not really dangerous, is it.
what i am bummed about, is this...
is there anything i can do to avoid further bcc's popping up over the years, or is the damage years ago already done, and i will just have to deal with them as they pop up?
i kind of thought if i was healthy, my immune system should mop up any bad cells?
i am only 36 now.