KCBD's Chief Meteorologist John Robison has been asked a certain question a lot lately. It's not is normal, "is it going to rain?" question, but "what's wrong with your nose?" John was smart to take his nose to the doctor after noticing little white spots on his nose. Turns out, those were early signs of cancer.
The spots could have been frozen off or lasered away, but John chose another option. He chose a cream called Carac. It's not new, but John says if more patients knew about this convenient, painless option, more people might take their odd looking spots to the doctor.
Dr. Richard Hope said, "The cream will attack the pre-cancer cells and leave the normal skin there. John's had enough sun, West Texas sun that many of us have. But he is going to develop skin cancer sometime in his life as many of us will potentially. So we try to get all the pre-cancers and the sub chemicals, ones you don't see with the cream. "
Winter weather can be dangerous for skin cancer because when we bundle up for weeks at a time, we hide what could be obvious skin changes. So Dr. Hope says be sure to give your skin a screening once a month. Also, as families gather over the holidays, if you notice a suspicious spot on someone you love, the kindest thing you can do is suggest that they get that checked.
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