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does hydrogen peroxide cure melanoma skin cancer

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
None at low levels: Hydrogen peroxide is generally sold at a 3% strength in the stores as a solution. At that strength, exposure is unlikely to cause problems. Signific ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Need more info: In general in lost 10 years with new chemo previous decimal prognosis is now getting better , the way you describe , may have satellite metastasis . ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes yes yes!!!: I will admit there are few things lovelier than a well tanned female body but in the end, a tan is a response to injury and ultimately not good for yo ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
#1is Surgery: Surgical excision is usually the preferred method of treatment but many other options exist based on the extent and location of disease.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No: Why would you use that.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Never.: Never ever.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edmond Bendaly
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
A small percent: Majority of squamous cell skin can does not spread beyond skin if recognized and treated early. Most common location of spread are the lymph nodes
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
See derm: The red marks are from inflammation. See dermatologist to discuss treatment options.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: These are vicious frauds. Practitioners may be self-deceived; more often, they prey on people's desperation. Don't think, "It JUST MIGHT work"; say to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
No.: It can kill patients, but not cancer. Promoting hydrogen peroxide to treat cancer is a dangerous quackery. Avoid it.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Can be ased as a wound cleanser or oral mouth cleaner to recolonize the mouth.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Myths: No. This is not true.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Usually not. : However some skin cancer can look like moles or other common growths. It is best to be checked by your doctor or dermatologist once a year. More frequ ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Slowly.: Cancer cells are damaged cells that can't stop reproducing. So they keep multiplying and don't stop. These cells also create a blood supply that fee ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No: No
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience in Cardiology
May: be depends on the extent of the reaction.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
21 years experience in Gynecology
No: Hydrogen peroxide can cause tissue damage and may make the lesions go away but there is no "cure" for herpes. You always keep a small amount of any vi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
HPV: No
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It's eggplant: A pricey concoction of eggplant featured on a far-out television show -- thankfully, promoted primarily for premalignancies that seldom progress. If y ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Also besides moles: Skin cancer from moles is called melanoma , late diagnosis is lethal also from non moles 1) basal cell carcinoma locally invasive do not spread out s ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lighter skin=riskier: In general, people with lighter colored skin sustain more sun damage with shorter amounts of sun exposure. Therefore skin cancers are more common in ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Options: Superficial basal cell can be treated with radiation, topical creams Aldara (imiquimod) and effudex, burning and scraping or surgical excision. Deepe ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Rich blood supply: The skin is the largest organ in the body with a highly vascular and lymphatic network that gives melanoma access to quickly spread as well as the inh ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Much too weak: Cystic acne seldom responds well to any measure short of isotretinoin, which is not for the faint-hearted. Only a dermatologist can prescribe it. Ther ... Read More

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