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I have a 5mm freckle on my face is that skin cancer

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Hard to predict: It is well known that sunburn and excess sun exposure increase the risk of skin cancer. he lifetime risk of skin cancer is 20% and it is estimated tha ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Basil Harris
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Dermatology evaluate: With fair skin and freckles, i'm glad you are aware of changes of your skin. The lesions you describe do not sound suspicious for cancer but a dermati ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Skin cancer: It sounds as if this may be a type of skin cancer, likely a squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma, but it could also be a melanoma. Please see your d ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Cruz
14 years experience Dermatology
Skin Cancer subtypes: Skin cancer falls into two categories - melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Depending on the type - some just appear to grow and change and not l ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Possible: If it was even a skin cancer in the first place. The body can do amazing things.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
What kind?: There are several types of skin cancer. Generally, the less agressive types are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Melanoma tends to ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
18 years experience Dermatology
Ice and rest: Swelling is very common after skin cancer surgery especially on the face. An ice pack to the area may help with swelling. Sleeping on an extra pillo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO: That will not cause skin cancer , but constant exposure to sun ( actinic rays ) , insensitive individuals may result skin cancer , not occasional hea ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
55 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Basal cell cancer: Basal cell cancer, the second most common skin cancer, is very slow growing. Depending on the location, on how perceptive and how educated one is abo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Years sometimes: Basal cells start small and some can be very slow growing. Some people get used to them and don't worry unless they bleed or people start asking about ... Read More

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