After years of caring for patients with malignant melanoma it is hard to avoid ruminating on this disease as I repose under the rays of old Sol. I have always considered melanoma to be the most inhumane of cancers because of its relentless attacks on any and all organs.
Thus the tubes of 30-spf and 50-spf that lie scattered about our hotel room. Is an oncologist a hypocrite if he tans? I certainly wouldn't want to be placed in the same catagory of those cancer docs who smoke cigarettes (they do exist, you know, thereby demonstrating that those college lectures in Psych 101 on cognitive dissonance were not just fluff).
I suppose the twin mantras of "protection" and "moderation", if followed judiciously, justify succumbing to the supine position for a sunshine slumber.
Signing off for now,
The Pale Oncologist