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how many americans are affected by skin cancer

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Metastases: Melanoma can spread or metastasize to the other organs of the body. The most common sites are to the liver, lung, brain, lymph nodes. Metastatic melan ... Read More
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Dr. Sri Sundararaman
28 years experience Radiation Oncology
Briefly: Considered one of the largest organs of the body, skin cancer can be basal cell, squamous cell, melanoma, merkel cell or even rarer cell types. If you ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Sun exposure: People exposed to excessive sun exxposure can be found to have a higher incidence of skin malignancies. This is true in Australia where there is also ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: What kind of skin cancer. Basal and squamous skin cancers are usually local in occurrence and do not spread beyond confines of skin. Melanomas can and ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
All can be: Melanoma has the ability to travel to any organ in the body and create new tumors.
Dr. Oren Lerman
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Numerous organs: Melanoma can be deadly precisely because it travels to other organs in the body.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Yes: According to the cdc - centers for disease control and prevention, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: The correlates for skin cancer are a lot of sunlight and fair skin in the population. There are particular areas in the U.S. Such as the southwest tha ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Cancer of skin cells: Skin cancer is cancer that occurs in the various types of cells that make up the skin. For example, squamous cancer is cancer that occurs in the surf ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Color and cancer: Caucasians are the primary victims of skin cancer. However, everyone, regardless of skin color, can fall prey to it. Unfortunately, many patients and ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Sometimes can happen because of irritation of sensory nerve endings.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sun damage, Genetics: There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor fo ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Needs evaluation: Do you sores that will not heal? pale skin or red hair? Have you had common exposure to bright sunlight with frequent sunburns? Are there nodules ... Read More

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