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Age Spot Or Melanoma
Brown spot got irritated healed and was flesh coloured. Do melanomas heal? if it was a melanoma would the colour return? could this be a melanoma?
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
I have been told I have subungual melanoma but its not in a line. Is this seriouse it has a dark spot at the bottom and is a brownie purple colour?
Yes and more: Melanoma may develop in an existing mole in which case one may see change in size, shape, border, pigmentation, bleeding, itchiness and ulceration etc. Melanoma can develop in normal skin and mucus membranes as well. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/melanoma/basics/definition/con-20026009 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could melanoma be picked off? I picked a dark brown 4mm spot nothing there now besides some pink where it is healing. On leg 26male
Doubt melanoma but..: If you have the least concern of a melanoma, it needs to be seen. I suspect instead that you picked off a seborrheic keratosis -- melanomas really can't be picked off. Show your physician the site next time you have an office visit, or if a suspicious lesion recurs, get seen right away. ...Read more
Spot on my leg worries me that i might have melanoma. But im also a hypochondriac and have thought i had other diseases which was proved wrong.Advice?
Use ABCDE RULE: It's best to see a dermatologist but a good rule of thumb is the abcd guidelines a=asymmetry of lesion b=border is irregular c=colors are multiple and not consistent d=diameter is greater than 6mm e=evolution of lesion with changes and enlargement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a red lumpy spot on my head. Not been there for a while but was noticed 5/6 weeks ago.
My mum passed with melanoma? Can melanoma look like this
Persistent lump: Any mass that persists or grows larger over time deserves to be evaluated for potential cancer. Although most tumors in the scalp are simple benign cysts related to the hair structure, melanoma and other cancers can develop there as well. Melanoma is not usually familial, but your mother's experience should still be cautionary. Get it seen. ...Read more