WELL, IT’S A BLOG ABOUT NEW EXPERIENCES, BUT THIS IS ONE YOU’D RATHER SKIP: My Skin Cancer Diagnosis—And Why You Should Get Checked Too. “I am lucky. Basal cell carcinoma is pretty treatable. It is malignant, but slow moving and rarely metastasizes. It is basically the pot head of the cancer world. . . . I hope this post will motivate you to go get a screening. If my cancer had not been on my shoulder, I might not have seen it and could have let it grow for years unchecked. It would have turned a very treatable situation into a disastrous one.”

I get checked by a dermatologist every year, as well as by my regular doctor.