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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Sometimes can happen because of irritation of sensory nerve endings.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Can be: 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 ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Varies: Skin cancer grows both sideways and. In depth. There are different kinds of skin cancers which have different patterns of growth. Basal cell carcinoma ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
Photodamage: Basal and squamous cell skin cancers are the two most common skin cancers. They develop due to excessive sun exposure. In people who are otherwise h ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sun damage: With rare exception, most skin cancers are caused by sun damage. Any new skin bump which is new, enlarging, and changing is concerning. The older y ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan answered
19 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Surgery: Skin cancers is usually treated by surgical excision. This allows you to assess that the margins are clear and will allow you to stage the tumor appro ... Read More
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