As you may recall, last Fall my family went through a minor cancer scare. One close relative was diagnosed with melanoma (luckily early and still treatable) - which resulted in me having to get scanned, myself. In my case, they did three biopsies and two came back as pre-cancerous things that were "on its way to melanoma, just not there yet," as the doctor described it.
This resulted in quite a few medical bills for me, but really a small price to pay to get those "things" removed before they got worse.
Tuesday I went to the doctor for a new skin scan, as I now have to do every 6 months. I paid my $25 co-pay, got scanned, and was told there was nothing that needed removed this time and I could come back in another 6 months! Woo hoo!
Even though nothing was found this time, I think the $25 was the best money I have spent in awhile. It is important to take preventative measures to take care of ourselves. I still have a few spots on the "watch list" and by getting them checked out regularly we can catch anything as it develops before it gets out of control.