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Cancer On Skin
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dr thought rash was ring worm, not sure, very itchy and is spreading. I' m concerned of skin cancer, would skin cancer spread fast like that?
Is laser hair removal safe? Does it cause cancer or skin pigmentation? I have excessive hair growth and really want to get rid of it.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Small wart thing on neck, won't heal. Derm said not cancer just skin tag. Throat on that side often feels swelled by tonsil. Can be infected/related?
Neck/lesion/throat: Non related. Have this lesion excised and sent to path.. ...Read more
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
Sun block: And sun avoidance.Get a more detailed answer ›
What percent of squamous cell skin cancers spread beyond skin? Also, how long does it typically take to spread once it forms?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers