A 49-year-old member asked:
My skin caused by scratching, i am worried, could it be a sign of cancer?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Baderanswered
Dermatology 29 years experience
Dermatographism: Some people get hives when the skin is scratched. This results in linear welts and itching that lasts 1-2 hours. Most cases are not associated with any conditions, but it can be associated with other conditions.
5.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A member asked:
I have lead in my skin and I'm worried it could cause cancer can it or can it not?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
How do you know?: How did you determine that there is lead in your skin? Lead accumulates in bones not in skin. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.
1.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 14, 2013
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