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I had a CT scan identifying 6.5 x 6.6 x 8 CM intra-abdominal fatty mass indenting my right colon. There is no pain. I have a past history of melanoma and some adenopath. What should I do?
Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more
Very Tiny mole on abdomen. About size of crayon point - 2 different colors- had full body check 3 days ago. Forgot to ask- Could this be melanoma?
I am a 25 year old female with a history of melanoma on the abdomen 6 years post diagnosis the tumor was very small and it was stage 1 my treatment co?
Had two big surgeries for melanoma. Had IV chemo and radiation. Now back. Non-localized in abdomen and left kidney. Chemo & radiation not option. Help?
Hypothetically if somebody had melanoma on their lower back and had a CAT Scan of abdomen and pelvis 4 other reasons.Would melanoma show up on CAT?
It could: potentially show up on an abdomen/pelvis CT, depending on the size. There are no specific features of melanoma on CT, so, if small, it would look the same as the myriad of benign nevi, keratoses, cysts, etc... that are so common, and might not be mentioned as a relevant finding in the report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have liver mets from primary ocular melanoma. I slept with a castor oil pack 2 days ago. My abdomen & lower right are painful. Will this subside?
This is outside ?: Castor oil packs most likely do not do anything. I am thinking of the external application of the oil in cloth on skin. If there is heat, there could conceivably be a burn from the heat but any damage from it would be visible. ON THE OTHER HAND. Cancer everywhere can do bad and painful things. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a positive magea4 melenoma antigen gene suggest that I do have cancer? Ct of lungs clear. Mamaagram clear. Ct of pelvis and abdomen clear.
How does the number of cases of melanoma compare in light skinned vs. Medium skinned vs. Dark skinned persons?
Learn your ABCD's: Definitive diagnosis is made by biopsy. Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap. If you have a skin lesion which is growing, ulcerating, bleeding, or otherwise changing, get it seen as well for evaluation and possible biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Highly variable: There are aggressive fast-spreading cancers and there are slow-spreading cancers. An aggressive fast-spreading melanoma can metastasize even before it's visible on the skin. Some superficial slow-spreading melanomas may spread wide but not deep and may not invade the bloodstream for many months. The problem is there's no predicting how a melanoma is going to behave so early detection is key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Melanoma iscancer of melanocytes. Melanocytesare cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the ...Read more
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