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what age does skin cancer typically occur

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Avoid sun now: You can't undo the past, but you can protect your skin now by avoiding sun exposure between 10 and 2 , wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen. I ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Start now: Your use of a sun bed has increased your risk of developing skin cancers. I would recommend that you undergo a complete skin cancer screening by a der ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Skin cancer age 15: Yes, it is possible. A recent study showed an increase in malignant melanoma in children, particularly those age 15-19, thought to be linked to use of ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Rare: While rare, it is possible.
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
A possibility: It is unlikely for a 15 yo to get the most common types of skin cancer, namely squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma. However, the deadliest type of s ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Skin check : There is no age limit when getting a skin check. A. Dermatologist will inspect the skin visually sometimes with the aid of a magnifier looking from t ... Read More
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Should be: Part of every routine physical even from a pediatrician.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it can: Melanoma/moles can regress spontaneously and recur. So be sure to consult a dermatologist and get proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Stage: Survival of melanoma depends on the stage of the cancer.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Age doesn't matter: Depth does... Your surgeon or dermatologist can tell you how deep the melanoma was...The deeper the more dangerous. The prognosis for a melanoma depe ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Need biopsy : Age spots tend to, be stable in appearance changing slowly over time whereas skin cancer tends to exhibit progressive changes and growth. However skin ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Moles and cancer: Many moles is a risk factor for skin cancer. Melanoma usually arises on normal skin, only 20% of the time in a mole.Studies show that tanning, especia ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Solar damage: Yes, there may have been damage from solar rays. But, the good news is that you are young so you can start protecting yourself with high SPF sunscreen ... Read More

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