I have a skin lesion on the side of my hooter (nose) which won't heal up and go away, biopsied, and turns out it's a cancer, only a mild one caused by the Sun's UV rays. It doesn't look much at the moment, but if left it can eventually cause a lot of damage, so needs removal. I will be having a special micro surgery called MOHS and may need reconstruction surgery, as it's gone a bit deep, but there's a waiting time for the special surgery so not having it done until the end of Feb next year.
Of course, I won't let it stop me going outside and running, just need to take extra precautions using sun cream and cap.
When I showed my skin specialist my running cap I use for Sun protection, she said very good but I'd like to see you wearing a hat with a brim all around so it covers your neck & shoulders as well, to which I replied, yes, I understand that but it's not practical when out running, and she said, that's the same problem for golfers as well.
Anyway, I'm very aware I need to use sunscreen and cover up if out for any great length of time..which I do! I wonder if there's anyone else on here with the same problem? it seems there's a lot of this going on, so please take care when out there and use the appropriate protection...
And no! I haven't gone to such extremes to get a nose job done for free on the NHS!😁