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Can Freckles Turn Into Skin Cancer
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
Very Unlikely: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors of the breast. They are quite common and are not precancerous. Very rarely there have been cases reported where a fibroadenoma has been thought to turn into a tumor called a cystosarcoma phyllodes of the breast which is a very unusual type of breast cancer. ...Read more
No: In fact, relatively few of them do so. However, if you have been diagnosed with an ak, it is best to make sure you follow the recommended schedule of appointments with the doctor following your skin health. If you notice ulceration, bleeding, itching, or sudden spreading of an ak, get it checked out asap. ...Read more
No, they do not: Dysplastic nevi are considered a marker for melanoma risk but not a precursor lesion. Most melanomas arise on normal skin, not in a mole. Sometimes moles do develop melanoma & they start changing, one of the things we look for when suspecting melanoma. We look for abcde asymmetry, border irregularity, color irregularity & change or evolution in melanoma. Any changing mole needs to be seen by derm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes yes yes!!!: I will admit there are few things lovelier than a well tanned female body but in the end, a tan is a response to injury and ultimately not good for you. Sun exposure will increase the risk for skin cancers of all types, including the potentially deadly melanoma. It will also cause premature skin aging. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure (and tanning beds as well). Best to you. ...Read more
Moles and Melanoma: Moles that have asymmetry, border irregularity, color changes or that increase in size should be evaluated to rule out melanoma. Visual inspection is not completely accurate and must often be supplemented with a biopsy to make a proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin tags: Skin tags are benign growths of the skin that can be found anywhere on the body. They are frequently found in skin folds and around the eyes. They can be traumatized if folded over for long periods of time or if the are pulled, but they do not become cancerous. A doctor can confirm the diagnosis to be certain it is not something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Tanning beds are a very common cause of cancer. The cancers they cause can usually be caught early and cured, if you are attentive and responsible, but even if they don't kill you, they can leave you disfigured. Even if tanning beds don't make you ugle by causing cancer, they are certain to leave you will skin discoloration and wrinkles as you age. Overall, they are a very, very bad idea. ...Read more
Possibly: Any mole anywhere can be cancerous. See a dermatologist to check it out. Make sure you wear sun block oceangirl. ...Read more
Rarely: Adenomyosis is mis-placed endometrial lining glands into the wall of the uterus (into the muscle). It is uncommon for these misplaced glands to become malignant, but it does happen. More often, it is the surface glands that undergone malignant transformation, and then grow down and into the areas of adenomyosis. At your age, this would be exceptionally rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung cancer spread: Sure it can I have seen it often ...Read more
What kind of skin cancer can start as a small freckle then feel slightly raised to the touch? I have made a dermatologist appt also
Cluster of tiny flat spots like freckles under skin on thigh, started reddish and turned light brown. Is this cause for concern re skin cancer?
Spots: It's difficult to state with 100% confidence or accuracy without looking at an individual lesion, however if there is any change in size, color or shape of any lesion especially any new lesion which was not present before, it is important that you visit a dermatologist for further evaluation as it may possibly need a skin biopsy to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more
Have a mole that's slightly inflamed with a pin hole on top of the freckle....Can it be skin cancer? It's not two dif colors n same size as reg freckl
Skin cancer: Skin cancers often develop from previous moles, freckles and benign (non-cancerous) skin pathology. The important features are irregular shape, color changes and intact orders. If a lesion changes in these areas or is initially irregular in shape and color. Since yours has changes with inflammation and a irregular hole it should probably be professionally evaluated. Photograph to identify changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could this be skin cancer? I have a mole that recently appeared on my shoulder that is three different colors. I'm also very fair-skinned and a natural redhead, so i'm covered in freckles on my shoulder. The mole is clearish, and it looks as though the co
My husband (28 years) has a very new, 2.5mm, freckle like mark on his lower eyelid. Is this likely to be 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have brown spots on lips? I have 4 of them and they look kind of like freckles and are flat as well. Is this some sort of skin cancer?
Can you get skin cancer from a first degree sunburn when you have only had a few mild ones in the past?
18 yrs/ few freckles on nose&face/pale
Cancer risks: Cancer comes from changes to the DNA- mutations, that can be caused by many things. Cancer begins only when enough changes have accrued to make cells that grow independently. But one can not tell right off if they have occurred. The more exposure the more risk, but single exposure does not mean zero risk, just lower. Take luck out of it and avoid risks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've a spot near my lip, just appeared. Worried it's skin cancer. I was hiking for 5 days, but wore sunscreen. New freckle? Scar from chapped lip?
Strawbery blonde wih many freckles, have noticed several shiny bumps on skin (face, back of neck & arms) only 28 and worried it could be skin cancer?
Bad sunburn on back+stomach 10days ago. Done peeling now have brown freckle like spots on back of shoulders where burn was worst. Is this skin cancer?
Sun protection: Sun exposure can cause skin cancer, but this happens over many years of exposure. It is important to have good sun protection at all times. However, for severe sunburns, it does take time to heal from the exposure. Please see your doctor if these spots do not clear up in 2weeks as he or she may have some recommendations for helping your skin heal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the risk of a small nevous sebaceous in face sine birth to turn into skin cancer. My dr. Said less than 1 % and forget it ? Is this true? Thx
Watch it: You can have it off if it bothers you or if it's your personal preference to have a little scar instead. The risk is low. Little cancers that arise in these things can be excised without danger to you. ...Read more
It's rare: If you have an old cicatrix (big scar) from a really bad skin burn, there's a real risk of a squamous cancer arising here years later. But don't worry -- keep a close eye on the scar and if something new appears, have it off as soon as you can and you'll be almost certain of a cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abnormal cells: Skin cancer has become a concerning condition which affects approximately one in every five people today. There are several types of skin cancer, each of which is the result of abnormal cellular activity. Common forms of skin cancer are basal and squamous cell carcinomas and melanoma. Early treatment is ideal for optimal prognosis. Learn more about skin cancer at http://dermdocs.com/. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Varies..: Melanomas are often pigmented (dark) lesions with asymmetric borders and different colors within the cancer. Other skin cancers are more "skin colored" but often have scaling, ulcerations, prominent blood vessels, or a pearly appearance. All skin cancers enlarge with time. If you have doubt about a spot on your skin get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sun damage, Genetics: There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two together can be very dangerous. If you have a strong family history, lots of sun exposure, or any enlarging skin lesions, be evaluated by your local doctor and/or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can be: There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two together can be very dangerous. If you have a strong family history, lots of sun exposure, or any enlarging skin lesions, be evaluated by your local doctor and/or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
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