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Join Date: Jan 2007
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I too had MOHS surgery this year, a squamous cancer. Cut a piece of my lower lip off that was slightly larger than a pencil eraser. My surgeon knows I'm a sailor but never suggested I give it up.
Sure, he said the damage was due to sun damage but I wear a broad brim hat and sunscreen, my boat has both dodger and bimini, I take all reasonable precautions. I suspect the sun damage occured years ago from my military service and then 16-years in professional motorsports...I spent a lot of time in the sun then and while I wore a cover, I didn't use sunscreen. My bad! Young and dumb as it were.
It'd be sad if you gave up sailing as I don't think you should give up on what you enjoy in life. As stated earlier, none of us get out of here alive.
Wish you quick recovery and many years of family, friends and sailing.
Catalina 387 #29
Rock Hall, MD