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A 35-year-old member asked:

i have problem with my skin, but it isn't cancer, what could it be?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Many things: There are numerous skin conditions, and without examing you or getting more of a description it is impossible to even make an educated guess. You need to see a dr. For an evaluation and get a diagnosis, so that your treatment can be tailored appropriately for you. Best wishes.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I might have skin cancer?|

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 19 years experience
See a dermatologist: The best way to diagnose a skin cancer is to see your dermatologist. He or she will examine the spot and determine if a skin biopsy is necessary. Often times, a dermatologist can tell by looking at a spot if it is cancer or not. If you have a spot that bleeds, doesn't heal, or grows rapidly, it may be signs of skin cancer. Fortunately, most are easily treatable in the office.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Apart from suncreams and shade. Any alternative creams, herbs etc that have benefits regarding skin cancer?

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Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 51 years experience
Skin cancer: There are no effective creams, herbs, etc that reliably prevent sun damage. Sunscreens work very well and should be used when you are outdoors.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is there a type of skin cancer that can be fatal in 6 months of so?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Malignant melanoma: A malignant melanoma may kill with six months of diagnosis.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How does skin cancer start out looking like, when it is young and small?

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Dr. Antonio Cruz
Dermatology 15 years experience
Skin Cancer subtypes: Skin cancer falls into two categories - melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Depending on the type - some just appear to grow and change and not look like nay other skin lesion that you have on your body. Sometimes they also bleed. Your best bet is to be evaluated by a dermatologist if you are concerned about the possibility of having a skin cancer. http://www.mohspros.com/library/3909/skinc.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have problem with my skin, but it isn't cancer, are there different types of skin cancer?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Different types.: There are several different types of skin cancers. Squamous cell the skin begins as a small nodule and as it enlarges the center becomes necrotic and sloughs and the nodule turns into an ulcer. Basal cell patients present with a shiny, pearly nodule. Melanoma patients have an irregularly appearing pigmented lesion.

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