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skin cancer that looks like a wart

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There are a number: Of types of skin cancer. Please have this lesion evaluated by a dermatologist.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See your doctor: This is not an issue for self diagnosis. In some cases examination even by an experienced doctor may not be sufficient, and a biopsy and microscopic ... Read More
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Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Get it examined: There are different types of skin cancer, which have different appearances. In general, any lesion which is getting larger in size is concerning. Ul ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Experience : An experienced physician can usually diagnose skin disorders just by seeing and examining the patient. Many lesions like moles and warts are easily d ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
55 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: There is a slight increase in skin cancer in HIV+ patients, but it won't start in a wart.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: Your physician or a dermatologist would have to examine you in order to make a diagnosis of these skin lesions. They may well be benign, but for peace ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: The skin cancer commonly associated with HIV infected persons is Kaposi's sarcoma, which caused by another virus. The warts, of which there are many v ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Need to be seen: This is probably an infection -- several come to mind, including chancroid -- and your physician needs to see it.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Blocked oil glands: All skin has sebaceous or oil glands and when there is a scar, the scar tissue blocks the opening and causes a plug of oxidized oil which is black and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See a doctor: A pink spot is not likely to be skin cancer, but you should see a dermatologist if it has not gone away.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Have the lesion: Evaluated by a dermatologist. I encourage my patients to see their dermatologist annually for a head to toe evaluation.

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