I Feel Bad for My Skin: A Sort-of Skin Cancer Story

Jackie Schuld
3 min readNov 15, 2022

I recently learned that I will need surgery to remove excess skin around a mole that tested as moderately abnormal.

That’s a mouthful.

It’d be easier to say I have skin cancer.

Except I don’t. I was told it was moderately abnormal. So potential skin cancer.

It’s at times like this that I wonder if modern medicine has gone too far. Do we really have to address abnormal if it’s not cancer? Can we not just watch and wait. Is excising my skin truly necessary?

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Jackie Schuld

I'm an autistic/ADHDer and Expressive Arts Therapist who specializes in late-identified autism/ADHD. I write about psychology and share my art here on Medium