• Question: dont you think nature should take its course, and skin cancer should just happen?

    Asked by doctorp to Ken on 14 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Ken Dutton-Regester

      Ken Dutton-Regester answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Hmmm, this is an interesting question and haven’t really thought about it before. I think we should be able to live for as long as our body holds out. Skin cancer is actually one of the one cancers for which if we detect it early, we can cut it out of the body and there are no more problems. It’s really devastating to hear when people get melanoma, particularly if there are young. Did you know, in the age group of 15-35 the highest cause of cancer related death is from melanoma? That being said, if you get melanoma when your older doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a fighting chance of living that little bit longer too.

      What would you do if you were told you had skin cancer? Would you let it take its course or try to get treatment?