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Dr. R Condon Hughes

Dermatopathology
Meridian, MS
42 years experience male

Locations

R Condon Hughes, III, MDPA

Meridian, MS

Address

Meridian, MS
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My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

I am a Board Certified Dermatopathologist interested in Confocal Microscopic diagnosis of skin lesions.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatopathology

Pathology

Transfusion Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

83 Answers
64 Agrees
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Ignore: Prayer speaks to god meditation does so too but listening is key.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Surgery: Your doctor can remove your moles safely in his/her office under local anesthesia. No problem!
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
5%: Up to 5% of basal cell carcinomas are of the morpheaform type.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Yes: The most common form of penile cancer is called squamous cell carcinoma. It is often associated with hpv (human papilloma virus), which can be sexuall... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Calm down: Communication between you and your doctor is key. He/she will probably use a local anesthetic to numb the skin, and then surgically remove the moles. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Hard to diagnose: Pancreatic cancer is often difficult to treat because it can develop without obvious symptoms. When it is discovered, it is often far advanced, making... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Blood supply: To some moles can be compromised, causing the mole to "die" and then fall off. The happens most often with what pathologist call a "benign squamous pa... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Drying: Using soap and hot water can actually dry out the skin, causing it to itch.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Yes: The hpv virus can live anywhere in the perineum/genital area. Contact without protection can transmit the virus.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Neither: Cox-2 elevation is a function of the tumor characteristics.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Dermal papillae: Are projections of the connective tissue of the skin into and around the top layers of the skin, the epidermis. Try to picture an egg carton - the der... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
There are many...: But our ability to treat cancer is improving. Hard to treat cancers are often ones that are discovered late in the disease, when the disease is far ad... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
For five years: Overall 5 year survival rate for stge IV colorectal cancer is about 38%. That is, 38% of people live for 5years after diagnosis.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
NO: Not all black moles are cancerous, but if they are changing (growing, changing shape, getting bumpy) they need to be looked at by a doctor who is good... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Ask your doctor: A good and thorough physical exam is a good start to your evaluation. Depending on your lifestyle and habits, and your physical findings, your doctor ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Type of skin cancer: Melanoma is a very dangerous form of skin cancer, caused by the pigment producing cells of the skin. The skin is not the only place that melanomas for... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Tinea cruris: You may have a fungal infection called tinea cruris (otherwise known as "jock itch").
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Your choice: This is a matter of personal choice. Many prefer to shower at night to rid the body of the dirt and stress of the day. Others prefer an early morning ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Could be a ganglion : This could be a trauma induce "ganglion cyst". It is not cancerous, but can cause pain and discomfort. Check with your doctor to be sure.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
A biopsy would tell: Without any more information, and given your age, there are several benign skin and subcutaneous (below the skin) growths (tumors) that could feel lik... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Yes: Moles can be small or large. If your moles are growing, at age 44, you need to have them evaluated by a physician and possibly removed.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Yes: Mono is caused by epstein-barr virus while colds are usually caused by rhinoviruses. You can have one or both of these infections simultaneously.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
IBS or hunger: I see you say you have ibs. A flair of ibs could certainly cause stomach pains but so can simply going without food for an extended period of time. I ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Yes: This is caused a "prodromal effect" where the symptoms occur before the rash. Please go see your eye doctor to be sure.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Perhaps: If you have "a bunch" of moles that were worrisome enough for your doc to remove them, and now you are growing new ones, you should have the new ones ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Ignore: Relaxing stretching strength and flexibility not tied up in knots.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
See your doctor: New moles on the face are often induced, or caused by, exposure to uv light from tannning beds or the sun. Have them looked at by a physician, and if ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Could be Herpes...: But you need to see your doctor to be sure. Unprotected sex is an easy way to become infected with an std . Please be careful!
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Iliac Crest: You are probably referring to a part of the pelvic girdle called the "iliac crest".
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Surgery: Your doctor can remove your moles safely in his/her office under local anesthesia. No problem!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Possibly: If the uterine cancer has spread outside of the uterus to involve the abdominal cavity, ascites is a possibility.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Sunlight: Exposure can effect the upper layers of the skin (epidermis) andcause changes resulting in a process called "actinic keratosis" which can appear as a ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Ignore: Keep them clean and trim don't cut too short or too long pick up your trimmings!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Yes: The transmission of a sexually transmitted disease is independent from the fact of a woman having cervical cancer. Most cervical cancers are caused by... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Rarely: But any mole that is changing color needs to be evaluated by your primary care physician or dermatologist. See one soon!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Lymphatics usually: When a cancer invades a tissue, it can enter into the drainage system of the body called the lymphatic system (lymph glands). These act like pipelines... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Yes: Sores that look like "apthous" in the genital area may be caused by viruses or bacteria, whhich can be sexually transmitted. I advise you to see your ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Controversial!: This is a hot topic for discussion among medical personnel. If the sentinel lymph node shows metastatic melanoma, it affects the stage and treatment o... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Perhaps: If the mole is changing in size color or shape, then it should be removed. If you are only concerned for cosmetic reasons, know that a small scar with... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Not effective: Two large studies have shown Imiquimod to be no more effective on molluscum than a placebo.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
An important one!: Many cancers have specific gene mutations associated with them, that , if present, aid in their diagnosis. The more we find out about cancer, the mor... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Could be pregnant: A pregnancy test can help answer your question.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Yes: Unprotected sex exposes you to partners who may also be infected with hpv and it also exposes your partners to the hpv you have. Many cases of "low gr... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Yes: Moles can appear almost anywhere on the skin. If the mole is new or changing in size color or shape, see your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Pathologist: Will examine any tissue biopsy that your doctor may take of a suspicious area. Tissue diagnosis is the "gold standard" for diagnosing cancer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Yes: Abdominal cancers (most often pancreas, gallbladder, ovarian, sometimes stomach and bowel) can grow unknown and without symptoms. When discovered, the... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Pap smear: A pap smear, although a screening test, is a very good way to screen for cervical cancer. Some physicians also take biopsies or tissue samples from th... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
See your doctor: A lot of moles, especially if they are new or changing , may be a sign of a condition called "dysplastic nevus syndrome". There is an increased risk o... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Many possibilities: At 20 years old, most of what occurs in your mouth is probably benign. However if you use tobacco products (smoking or chewing tobacco) the possibilit... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Not long: I do not believe any professional studies have been performed on this question. However, since it is very difficult to keep tumors growing in controle... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hughes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Dermatopathologist, First Place, National - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Second Place, Mississippi - Spring
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Mississippi - Spring
2014

Affiliations

College of American Pathologists
American Society for Clinical Pathology
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