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I have found a blister on my arm is this skin cancer?

I have found a blister on my arm is this skin cancer?

Unlikely: A new blister site does not in any way indicate a skin cancer. See your pcp for an evaluation. ...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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I have a mole on my arm which is raised and about 3mm big. I have noticed 3 tiny white patches in it is this bad?

I have a mole on my arm which is raised  and about 3mm big. I have noticed 3 tiny white patches in it is this bad?

Sign: Color variegation in a mole is not a good sign, in general. I would recommend that you have this mole evaluated by a dermatologist very soon. ...Read more

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I have this skin identation (like thinnning skin) under my arm, it's a small circle. I have had it for 3 years now and it has not grown. What is it?

This can't be : diagnosed with the available information. At minimum- history and physical assessment would be needed to answer this question. ...Read more

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I have a small raised mole on my face, which has grown a white bump. Rest of mole is the same, should I be concerned & can I treat it like a pimple?

Depends: If by "treat it like a pimple" you mean apply warm compresses and otherwise leave it alone, yes. But don't go squeezing or trying to pop anything on a mole. If it gets larger or itchy or red, get an examination please. ...Read more

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I have a little dark reddish ball of skin under my right arm pit. Cant tell if its a mole or skin tag..It hurts, is this a sign of it being cancerous?

I have a little dark reddish ball of skin under my right arm pit.  Cant tell if its a mole or skin tag..It hurts, is this a sign of it being cancerous?

Can't tell: Lesions can not really be diagnosed over the computer and one would never know for sure what it is without an exam. Generally speaking though, it sounds more like an irritated skin tag. But, as stated, have it looked at by a dr. For a definitive diagnosis, good luck. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my face. Rencently i found it seems there is a layer of transparent thin skin covering the mole. What is it?

Moles: With changes in look or size need evaluation by PCP or a Dermatologist to look for infection or suspicion of malignant transformation ...Read more

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Hi I have a small, about 1x2mm abnormal looking mole on the palm of my hand. I am extremely scared it might be skin cancer. Should i be concerned?

Skin lesion: The size is very small as you described, what abnormality you see is not clear, if something there for yrs and have not been changing, it is most probably benign, if you see recent change in size, shape and color have it examined by a dermatologist ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my skin, is it basal cell?

I have a small lump on my skin, is it basal cell?

Unlikely: Basal cell carcinoma at your age in highly unlikely. Based on your other questions, you seem to be obsessed with various skin cancers. It may help you to seek counseling. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have a pimple on my breast that has pus, is this cancerous?

I have a pimple on my breast that has pus, is this cancerous?

Unlikely: This would be an unlikely presentation for breast cancer, particularly at your age. It is most likely just a pimple, an infected cyst, or possibly a small abscess. However, if there is a persistent mass that doesn't go away, excising it might help take care of it as well as rule out some form of cancer. ...Read more

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I found a dark brown mole on the side of my penis that i did not have before. It is pretty big and has uneven borders. Can you get skin cancer ther?

I found a dark brown mole on the side  of my penis  that i did not have before. It is pretty big and has uneven borders. Can you get skin cancer  ther?

New moles: Any new mole, particularly one that is dark and has irregular borders needs to be shown to a dermatologist as soon as possible to rule out melanoma. ...Read more

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26 years old. New mole on neck. It's very small and kind of looks like a line. Could this be cancerous? I"m hardly ever in the sun...

26 years old. New mole on neck. It's very small and kind of looks like a line. Could this be cancerous? I"m hardly ever in the sun...

Probably nothing: Moles or nevi begin in the form of a small circular or nodular lesion, not linear. In order to define that lesion which converts or transforms to melanoma, one uses the Beslow classification of thickness of the lesion. Anything less than 0.75 mm and without a variegated pattern of pigmentation should be followed. Should the lesion enlarge, show signs of peripheral inflammation then do bx. ...Read more

Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin which is one of the most complex organs in the body, degenerates into cancer, with the cancerous (malignant) cells growing ...Read more