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Cancer can get tattoo

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Contaminated needles: And dyes. Tattoos are not associated with cancer, but the process can transmit a number of infections if proper aseptic precautions are not used, e.G,... Read More
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No cancer, hepC--yes: There has never been a report showing tattooing causes cancer, but definitely hepc--yes. Hepc is transmitted because of dirty-needles; the artist may ... Read More
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 28 years experience
Tattoos: Tattoo needle are sometimes not sterile. Therefore, many different viruses can be transmitted including hep c.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Social consideration: Tattoos do not have adverse medical effects, expect in a person with a skin disorder and the infections you mentioned. However, visible tattoos may in... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
I : I don't think there are any contraindications. However, you should check with your oncologist if you want to be 100% sure. All the best.
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Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Yes: Your question got cut off, but as long as you are not on any immunosuppressives (for gvhd after a bone marrow transplant, for example), you are ok to ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Safir
Urology 31 years experience
Congratulations: I'm glad you are doing well after your treatment for renal cancer - regular follow-up with your urologist remains important. As a physician, I counse... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
No: If cancer occurred it would involve the skin and the site at which the tattoo is performed. L with the millions of tattoo that have been performed the... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
What to do?: Ignore that statement. A tattoo can cause infections or tremendous regret the next day but not cancer to the best of my knowledge.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Rephrase question: If i can rephrase your question- you are asking how to check skin cancer if your skin is full with tattoo? The answer is-- it would be difficult. Your... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Probably not.: It depends on what you call a beauty spot. If this is a birth mark that has not changed throughout your life, i would say you are unlikely to have a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Tattoos and Cancer: Studies show Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) exist in the atmosphere and are established human carcinogens. They are also concentrated in black... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: There is no solid data to believe that the ink causes cancers. THe q switched laser shatters the ink and your immune system carried it to the lymphati... Read More
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