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Can a pimple turn into a form of cancer?

Can a pimple turn into a form of cancer?

No: Pimple is where one of the glands/ducts get obstructed and small infection and pus forms. Many of these and recurring forms are acne. There are many treatments. Some people develop scars but cancer is not a risk that is significant. However any situation that constantly irritates the same spot could eventually lead to a cancer is always possible. It's best to keep skin clean. ...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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Pimple on breast turn to cancer?

Pimple on breast turn to cancer?

Not likely: But if there are any concerns about a lesion on the breast - please have it medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Are pimples on your breast a sign of cancer?

Are pimples on your breast a sign of cancer?

Typically not: Pimples are usually not a sign. Most cancers are either detected during self breast exams as a "lump", or on mammogram when they are too small to feel. One type of breast cancer, Inflammatory breast cancer, CAN present with skin changes called Peau d'orange (dimpling of the skin that looks like an orange peel) It can also cause nipple retraction. If you have these symptoms see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I found a black head pimple thing on my breast could it be cancer?

I found a black head pimple thing on my breast could it be cancer?

Get a mammo and US.: Sorry, I'm very skittish when it comes to findings on the breast. And there are skin changes associated with breast cancer. I'm not saying you have cancer, believe me. Chances are great that you don't. But I'd be safe and get tested, especially if breast cancer runs on your family. Better to be safe. ...Read more

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I have a growth underneath my skin under my scrotum is it just a pimple to pop or is it cancer?

I have a growth underneath my skin under my scrotum is it just a pimple to pop or is it cancer?

Not likely to: Be cancer. Don't pop it, but you can soak in warm water in a tub and use soap. The adjacency to your rectum, not the cleanest part of your body, makes "popping" a bad idea. See a doctor to make the call and do the dirty deed if needed. ...Read more

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I have a white/pinkish pimple on my tongue .. My health anxiety makes me think it's cancer. It just appeared about 4 days ago?

I have a white/pinkish pimple on my tongue .. My health anxiety makes me think it's cancer.  It just appeared about 4 days ago?

Health anxiety: That's a common problem and CBT therapists are really good at helping you lessen it. Often it's a good idea to have an exam and explanation of the results along w/ what they would look like if you had the illness. This will rule out your fear and educate you. Being in the dark is scary - facts are a light. You can learn in CBT if you seriously try. Best! ...Read more

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Can basal cell cancer or carcinoma be mistaken for a pimple?

Can basal cell cancer or carcinoma be mistaken for a pimple?

Yes: Basal cell cancer can look like a pimple but with two differences. Pimples are usually tender/painful and typical change over 1-2 weeks and often go away in 2-3 weeks. Basal cell cancer is slow growing and will get bigger in size over 6-12 months time. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more