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why is skin so susceptible to cancer

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
Exposure to sun: The skin is the largest organ on your body and it's what protects you from the environment. It's exposed to the sun everyday. The average person gets ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience in Dermatology
Scar: Scars are more susceptible to the development of skin cancer.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
35 years experience in Dermatology
Skin cancer: When cells grow out of control and do not stop growing at a certain pointmp, they are considered a cancer. Common skin cancers are basal cell carcino ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Seidenberg
29 years experience in Dermatology
Sun and genetics: Most cancers start from ultraviolet damage damaging your dna. Melanoma is genetic and/or sun induced. A few other chemicals may also be carcin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Headache/ nausea: Head cancer i assume you mean brain cancer. Headache, nausea, vomiting, seizures, stroke like sumptoms may be some of the typical presenting signs. S ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
Non-healing wounds: If you have a growth that is not healing, and tends to bleed on its own, you should definitely bring it to the attention of your dermatologist. For p ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Surgery for skin ca: yes, the treatment for skin cancer- i.e. surgery can leave marks on the skin.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
On or in?: If you are concerned about cancer "on" your head, you will feel a mass or lump. If the concern is about cancer "in" your head, that is a difficult iss ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
Many...: Cancer is unregulated proliferation of cells as a result in mutations in genes that regulate the cell cycle. Thus in theory, all the different cell t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Dimpling: Sometimes the mass causes mild swelling around it that is not enough to be seen but it's enough to make the connective tissue/ligaments that support t ... Read More

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