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how many men under 35 get melanoma?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
25%: While skin cancers are common and include mostly basal cell and squamous ca there are about 80 thousand new cases of melanoma occurring every year . In men the median age for developing this lesion is between 45 and 55% divided between men and women almost equally. About 25% of the male cases occur before 40. Rarely congenital cases occur early such as in neurofibromatosis.

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How many different heart birth defects are there?

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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
Several: There are several types of heart defects, but doctors usually classify them into several broad categories. Cyanotic defects cause your baby to turn cyanotic, or blue. Obstructive defects block the normal flow of blood through the heart and its associated blood vessels. Septal defects cause "holes" between the heart's chambers. And hypoplastic defects make one side of the heart smaller.
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Malaria yellow fever and encephalitis are transmitted by the male mosquito?

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No, female.: Only female mosquitoes feed on blood; they need it to lay eggs.
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Can young men get erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: While there are many reasons why men get erectile dysfunction, when i see men in their late teens and 20s have erectile dysfunction, there is often a psychological component to it. Drugs such as anti-depressants, use of illicit drugs such as pot, alcohol abuse, as well as chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure can all contribute to erectile dysfunction at this age.
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How does sex affect the male based on vagina sizes and muscle tone?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Circular muscle: The lining of the vagina(epithelium) is surrounded by circular muscle that can contract around objects and a potential space that can expand as well. Expansion projects include childbirth, sex and tampon placement.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can plastic surgeons remove skin from noses for a small are of skin cancer?

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Dr. James Cullington
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Ca require small amounts of skin removal for margins then local flap or skin grafts can be used to cover the defect.
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
skin cancer should be removed together with aa acceptable margin so it will not come back. Repair can be with a flap or graft. Good luck
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