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how long does it take for skin cancer to spread

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Spread is rare: Squamous cell cancer of the skin remains localized for many years and therefore is curable when excised with a small operation. it can spread if negle ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No worry: Had actinic keratosis turned into cancer, you would have seen it at that site. AK does not spread into other organs. For good health - Have a diet ric ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Skin cancer : The timing of the development of skin cancer is variable. In many cases there is a considerable lag time (years) from sun exposure in childhood to th ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Varies: Each cancer is unique. Some cancer cells have the ability to develop very quickly while others grow much slower.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
It Depends: There are several types of skin cancer & depending on the type, how bad it has progressed & the overall health of the person before the range is great ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Sunburn: There is often a lag phase of many years between the time of a sunburn and the development of skin cancer. See a dermatologist if you suspect skin can ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Skin cancer : The time for an actual skin lesion may vary from weeks to years . The primary culprit , uv radiation is an insidious process.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Cumulative damage: Cancer development associated with uv exposure takes time. In patients who develop skin cancers, the history of sun burns and sun damage is cumulative ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: There are different susceptibilities with differing skin types & genetic backgrounds. There is clear data suggesting more risk with sunburns befor ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Unpredictable: Any suspicious mole(if it is black or brown and changing) needs to be examined and removed if it is suspicious for melanoma because the cancewr can sp ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends : First rule in skin cancer treatment is to remove entire lesion with normal margins, you do not not ' exfoliate' . Basal cell cancers do not not sprea ... Read More

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