A 52-year-old member asked:
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Am i at a higher risk for melanoma due to basal cell skin cancer?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Skin cancers are usually due to sun exposure. Having a non-melanoma skin cancer increases the risk of developing melanoma. Here is information from the national cancer institute. http://www.cancer.gov/melanomarisktool/melanoma-cancer-risk.html.
Answered on Feb 18, 2020

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Locally bad: Basal cell will get bigger. Get this taken care of now.

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