The phrase "I've got your back" goes way back in military history and generally referred to looking out for a buddy so he wouldn't be attacked from any direction outside his normal field of vision and often involved standing back to back. This morning I got a message from my friend Suzanne saying that she has had several moles removed from her back that her husband had been watching. Fortunately they were not cancer, but it got me thinking about how important it is for skin cancer patients and for that matter everyone else to have someone to check the areas they can't see and note the location, size and color of every mole, birthmark or mark. My melanoma was behind my right ear and though I could feel the node, I had to rely on my wife to be my eyes. I think this would be a good catch phrase for skin cancer.
WHO's GOT YOUR BACK?