This is about my husband, but I'm the one freaking out :)
He's outside all the time and hardly puts sunscreen on. He hasn't been to the derm in almost 2 years. At his last visit he was told there was a spot on his back that needed to be watched. After that he was real good about sunscreen for a while but has since slacked off. Now I've got major anxiety about this spot. I haven't looked at it yet to see any changes, but I did schedule him a checkup with the derm. However he can't get in until July 21.
My question is, how long does it take skin cancer to form and get to the point that it's life threatening? I know most skin cancers aren't melanoma, but it always could be. If one were to receive a skin cancer diagnosis, it's not always a death sentence, right? I'm just scared nearly 2 months is too long to wait.
I'm going to start forcing the sunscreen. I may try to see if there's another derm around that could get him in sooner.