Scene: me walking into school.

French woman: ‘What have you done to your face?’
Me: ‘Oh, I just had a skin cancer removed.’
French woman: ‘OMG, are you all right? Are you okay? OMG!’
Me: Explains difference between melanoma and basal cell carcinoma.
French woman: Looks relieved, moves on.

Swedish man: ‘What have you done to your face?’
Me: ‘Oh, I just had a skin cancer removed.’
Swedish man: ‘OMG, are you all right? Are you okay? OMG!’
Me: Explains difference between melanoma and basal cell carcinoma.
Swedish man: Looks relieved, moves on.

Russian woman: ‘What have you done to your face?’
Me: ‘Oh, I just had a skin cancer removed.’
Russian woman: ‘OMG, are you all right? Are you okay? OMG!’
Me: Explains difference between melanoma and basal cell carcinoma.
Russian woman: Looks relieved, moves on.

Australian woman: ‘Did you get a skin cancer taken out?’
Me: ‘Yes.’
Australian woman: ‘Can I have your dermatologist’s number?’