My grandfather had skin cancer and so did some others in his

My grandfather had skin cancer and so did some others in his side of the family according to my mother. He often had it removed from his nose, had to wear a hat in the sun and all of that. Well, suddenly I got a new mark on my nose and other marks on my skin. Didn't wanna pannick and finally told my doctor today. I'm praying they're just age spots or something minor like that. My doctor is sending me to have some photos saken this week so it can be determined if I need to see the dermatologist. Does anyone know why they'd do that rather than just sending me to the dermatologist or specialist straight away? What sort of photos do they take? I'm a cancer survivor so far (3 years) and am not happy about this, naturally.

Ugh, I don't know, my mother just had surgery done where they mark where the cancer is, on her nose, and remove and send to the lab until it is all removed. They got it all, but it is finally hitting her that she has to be careful in the sun. Do you have an HMO or a gatekeeper that has to approve such things?

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@CKBlossom, the HMO I have is great. Everything gets approved and done immediately. Other insurances I’ve had were a pain.