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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
Drugs & radiation: Drugs and radiation target rapidly dividing cells, as cancer cells tend to divide more than most normal cells. Hair growth requires cell division in hair follicles and the drugs and radiation that inhibits cell division of cancer cells also inhibits cell division in hair follicles causing loss of hair, not just baldness. The hair loss is general in systemic chemotherapy and local in x-rays. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin cancer i'm 27 year's old bald guy and my beard has started to falling down, is it cancerous?
How to know if person has skin cancer?
Hair : Hair loss is not typically a sign of cancer. Some medicines that are administered to treat cancer can cause hair to fall out. Things that can cause hair to fall out are genetics, malnutrition, stress, vitamin deficiency, hormonal imbalance, thyroid or lupus diseases. See your doctor to investigate why you are losing hair from your beard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It wouldn't hurt: There is a definite link between uv exposure and skin cancer. Baldness makes that skin area clearly exposed to the sun when outdoors, placing one at increased risk fo direct uv exposure, even after short periods of time outside. Hats provide an additional physical barrier and while this isn't foolproof, it may help decrease the risk of getting cancer for some. Using sunscreen is also advised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
SPF 35, uv A&B: Use sun block spf 35 and above with uv a& b protection. Bang for your buck after 35 is very little. Re apply 90 min to 2 hours even if it says all day block. This was a glitch in the system of sunblock approval from fda. Beyond 90 min it gave them a all day approval rating. It will be corrected soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This bare spot appeared on tounge it looks bald with a dent on that spot is this cancer?Or normal I smoke weed no dip or cigarettes tho drink occasion
Should i be worried about cancer?D i recently discovered a bald spot bigger than a dime next to an odd mole on my head. The mole is pretty big lumpy pink with a brown spot in the center. It has grown over the years. I also experience ringing in my right
Does Proscar (finasteride) cause high grade cancer or help detect it easier? I use for male pattern baldness. I'm unsure if safe. 4 days 1.25mg miss every 5th
Yes and no: 15 or so yrs ago a researcher reported that Proscar (finasteride) may help prevent ca prostate. Much controversy occurred. Since then many reports have said yes and no. But most seem to believe Proscar (finasteride) could have a good effect on preventing prostate cancer. The good part is, it seems to do no harm except reducing the amount of semen at ejaculation time, which females seem to appreciate . ...Read more
Can hair transplant for bald spots cause cancer?What are the safest ways to treat bald spots on the head with your own hair without side effects/harm?
Absolutely no chance: There has never been a single report of any type of cancer (skin or otherwise) associated with or thought to be caused by hair transplants. Since transplants involve surgery, the same "side effects" occur as do with ANY type of surgery, ie, bleeding, pain, risk of infection and anticipated scarring....There is simply no way to avoid them. The degree of risk varies due to many factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer