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Without going to a dermatologist, are there any ways to tell an age spot from skin cancer?

Without going to a dermatologist, are there any ways to tell an age spot from skin cancer?

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...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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Can skin cancer come and then fade away? Then return again when in the sun. Or is this an age spot?

Can skin cancer come and then fade away?  Then return again when in the sun.  Or is this an age spot?

Yes it can: Melanoma/moles can regress spontaneously and recur. So be sure to consult a dermatologist and get proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Worried I might have skin cancer? One pink spot looks like a bite but wont go away

Worried I might have skin cancer? One pink spot looks like a bite but wont go away

See your doctor: Sometimes, it is not easy to differentiate a small basal cell carcinoma. Many times, it looks pinkish-just exactly the same as your skin color.If the spot/growth does not go away, bring it up to your doctor and your doctor can refer you to a dermatologist for better evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a white spot, which has been on the skin for many years without changing, be a skin cancer?

Handling Skin Lesion: I recommend having a full body skin check by a dermatologist performed at least once each year or more often as recommended by your healthcare professional. A "white spot" which has been present for a few years should be evaluated and, if appropriate, tested by taking a small tissue sample (biopsy) to test for the presence of skin cancer. ...Read more

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Curious why I have a brown spot on my left thighs? It's lik3 a beauty spot or big brown dot ..Worried that can it be skin cancer?

Curious why I have a brown spot on my left thighs? It's lik3 a beauty spot or big brown dot ..Worried that can it be skin cancer?

Skin : A number of skin growths can cause a "brown dot " ( moles, warty bumps, freckles , or even early skin cancer, etc. ) have a dermatologist evaluate the area to determine the diagnosis and treat if needed. ...Read more

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Skin itch ? I have one small spot on my upper back that I he's like crazy for a few months. Should I have it checked for skin cancer

Skin itch ? I have one small spot on my upper back that I he's like crazy for a few months. Should I have it checked for skin cancer

Get checked, yes.: Any change in the skin is worth getting checked to be safe. Itching can be a sign, but does not mean cancer for sure. Only an exam and biopsy can tell. See http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/skin-cancer/about/skin-cancer-symptoms ...Read more

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I found an odd dotted-orange spot roughly three square inches on my neck. Is it skin cancer?

I found an odd dotted-orange spot roughly three square inches on my neck. Is it skin cancer?

Need to examine: It is not likely to be cancer, but you should have it examined and if needed have it biopsied and examined by a pathologists for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pink spot on thigh that is very dry only itches if I touch it. When I rub over it I can feel it's a little raised. Hoping not skin cancer ?

See your derm: Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. While skin cancers in 25 year olds are not common it does happen occasionally. Remember to protect your skin by limiting your exposure to UV radiation and when you are out wear sunscreen and cover up as much as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more