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skin cancer on scalp under hair

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: Skin cancer can develop anywhere, but it is less likely in an area covered by hair. If you have any doubt, see your doctor. Have a healthy diet, exerc ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Bumps: It is rare but possible to have skin cancer in your teens. The more common scalp bump would be a blocked hair follicle. See your doctor for a good ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. inderjit Deol
41 years experience Pathology
Skin biopsy: Wait for a biopsy result. It may be treatable reactive condition, not a cancerous.
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly SSC or AK?: May not be cancer. Traditionally squamous cell cancer (SSC) was infrequent under age 40. But the incidence is increasing in this age range. The risk i ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Curry
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Hair Dye: Skin and other allergic reactions pose the biggest risk to hair dye users. It's difficult to say how many hair dye users suffer from allergic reaction ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
39 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
No.: Hair growth is not affected by localized skin cancer. Though, patients can lose hair if they are getting chemotherapy for certain types of cancer.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Need exam: The patch may be harmless, but a dermatologist (skin doctor) should look at it to determine why it is spreading. It is not likely to be cancer, but i ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
All sun exposure wil: All sun exposure will increase your risk of skin cancer. Using sun block is better than not. Avoid sun burns, burns are directly related to melanoma.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
While laser: Does not immunize you from later cancer, there is no carcinogenic aspect of the amplfied light that it uses to cause cancer. Even using sunblock and s ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No cancer risk: You're only 19. Make sure that you really want that hair removed. You may meet someone wonderful in the future who likes a hairy guy. Try shaving for ... Read More

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