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How to tan healthily? Without getting cancer and skin damages

How to tan healthily? Without getting cancer and skin damages

Sunscreen : Sunscreen will not stop all if the ultraviolet radiation from reaching into the skin. The uvr that gets through will lead to tanning and sometimes burning . Remember there is no such thing as a safe tan. Tanning greatly increases your chances of developing skin cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What are the chances of getting cancer from skin bleaching creams?

What are the chances of getting cancer from skin bleaching creams?

Bleaching Creams: "i feel that hydroquinones are safe and effective treatment for pigmentary disorders, " taylor says. "i feel comfortable recommending that my patients continue to use hydroquinones if they have a pigmentary disorder." "i think the evidence is quite weak with the link between hydroquinones and cancer, " taylor tells webmd. "data on rats and mice cannot necessarily be extrapolated to human data. ...Read more

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Brief me on skin cancer and skin biopsies.

Brief me on skin cancer and skin biopsies.

What is the Question: Please tell us what you want to know about skin biopsies? Skin Cancer is of 3 types: Basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer are relatively slow growing and considered rather benign in their behavior and are nearly 100 cured with a simple excision. Melanoma is less common, yet much more serious as a cancer as it tends to spread inside the body and can cause death once it spreads beyond the skin ...Read more

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Skin cancer does skin cancer only come from moles?

Skin cancer

does skin cancer only come from moles?

No: many sources: Although moles may develop into skin cancer, it can take on many other forms such as an ulcer, nodule, cyst, plaque, cutaneous horn, papule and other presentations. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a stage 4 gastric cancer patient's skin starts shedding?

What exactly does it mean when a stage 4 gastric cancer patient's skin starts shedding?

Possibly...: Could be side effect of the chemotherapy agents the patient is being given, or allergic reaction to medications the pt is on, dehydration, and/or nutritional-related. ...Read more

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Is it bad if I go tanning in a tanning bed for 10 minutes once a week (i don't burn easily) since I barely stay out in the sun (cancer wise/skin wise)?

Is it bad if I go tanning in a tanning bed for 10 minutes once a week (i don't burn easily) since I barely stay out in the sun (cancer wise/skin wise)?

Tanning beds: One study showed that the people who had used a tanning bed, tanning booth, or sun lamp were 2.5 times more likely to develop the squamous type of cancer while the increase of basal cancer was 1.5 times greater when compared to those without cancer. The use of tanning beds increases the incidence of melanoma by 74%. Do not start using a tanning bed or you will be sorry. ...Read more

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I had breast cancer and skin on the right side within the past 5 years.. Now I am having a lot of pain in my right shoulder and down my arm. cancer?

I had breast cancer and skin on the right side within the past 5 years.. Now I am having a lot of pain in my right shoulder and down my arm. cancer?

See your dr: It is impossible to tell what the pain you are experiencing if from. Many woman who have had treatment and surgery for breast cancer have pain from the treatments and irritation of nerves. However, to know for sure what the cause is, an exam by your doctor needs to be done. ...Read more

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I have pancreatic cancer, cll, skin cancer and. Had colon cancer. I have been itchy for the past few days should I go to my doctor?

I have pancreatic cancer, cll, skin cancer and. Had colon cancer. I have been itchy for the past few days should I go to my doctor?

Yes: Itching of the skin may represent retained bile salts caused by blockage of the common bile duct. An evaluation by your doctor is advisable. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is the high liver enzymes from chemo & cancer ( yellow skin, fatigue, weakness) sign of end of life? 3 yrs treated from cancer for 65 years old

Is the high liver enzymes from chemo & cancer ( yellow skin, fatigue, weakness) sign of end of life? 3 yrs treated from cancer for 65 years old

Discuss: This could be sign of liver toxicity or another medical condition. You should discuss these symptoms with your treating oncologist. ...Read more

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Motor oil can cause cancer or irritate skin?

No, Yes: Nobody's been able to measure an increased cancer risk consistently from motor oil; I think the studies of increased pancreatic cancer in mechanics are statistical flukes. The stuff does irritate your skin some if it's dirty. ...Read more

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How does basal cancer of the skin affect my body?

Local tissue: Destruction. Basal cell carcinomas of the skin invade surrounding tissues and destroy normal structures, including bone. A term for basal cell carcinoma is "rodent ulcer", likely based on its ability to gnaw at the surrounding tissues. Removal of the lesion is usually curative. ...Read more

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How will i know what does an early cancer skin lesion look like?

Depends: Basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, melanomas and merkel cell carcinomas, to name a few of the more common skin cancers, can all look different. If you have a lesion you are concerned about see a doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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What percent of squamous cell skin cancers spread beyond skin? Also, how long does it typically take to spread once it forms?

What percent of squamous cell skin cancers spread beyond skin?  Also, how long does it typically take to spread once it forms?

A small percent: Majority of squamous cell skin can does not spread beyond skin if recognized and treated early. Most common location of spread are the lymph nodes ...Read more

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Getting a cancer check of skin with tattoo?

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Getting a cancer check of skin with tattoo?

Rephrase question: If i can rephrase your question- you are asking how to check skin cancer if your skin is full with tattoo? The answer is-- it would be difficult. Your dermatologist really have to look very carefully to see if there is anything suspicious. You have to pay attention to your own body, if you feel a growth or something not right -bring that up to your doctor.And, dont add anymore tattoo, if you can. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get skin cancer/skin disorder at 13 years old?

Yes: That is really two questions. The answer to both is yes.There are a variety of different types of skin cancer. The first and foremost sign of skin cancer in kids would be a change in the shape, size or color of a skin growth, including both moles and birthmarks. Also any new changes not previously noted. It is good to check all areas of the body, including the bottom of the feet. ...Read more

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