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Can You Get Skin Cancer From Writing On Yourself
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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Sun damage: The most important risk factor is sun exposure, and the damage that comes from that. Other things can contribute including your genetics and family history. Wearing appropriate clothing and use of sunblock is the most important thing you can do to help skin cancer.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Unfortunately you can get skin cancer anywhere. Most often skin cancer is caused by sun exposure but also sometimes caused by chronic wounds or inflammation or genetic problems. Also other cancers also metastasize to the armpit because of lymphatic drainage. If you see a change in color or a new bump- these things should prompt you to see a doctor to verify that it is not cancer.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
I found a dark brown mole on the side of my penis that I did not have before. It is pretty big and has uneven borders. Can you get skin cancer ther?
Sun damage and Genes: 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.See 2 more doctor answers
All skin types: Anyone can get a skin cancer but there's higher risk for fairer skin complexion and increased sun exposure. Genetics plays an important role so if skin cancer runs in the family that puts you at higher risk. As more people live longer and spend more time in the sun, there will be increasing incidence of skin cancer. The U.S. Is currently having higher rates of skin cancer and will continue to incr.See 2 more doctor answers
Possible but rare: While it is possible, it is extremely rare. However any growing, changing, asymmetrical, bleeding, ulcerated or otherwise suspicious lesion should be evaluated at any age.See 1 more doctor answer
Very likely: I have seen drivers have a higher rate of skin cancer on their left sides. Both the arm and face on the left side that get higher exposure to the sun have increased risk of skin cancer. This doesn't mean all truckers will get skin cancer but the side exposed to the sun is at higher risk.See 1 more doctor answer
No formula: Your risk of developing skin cancer from su exposure is the result of a complex combnation of several contributing factors such as your genetic predisposition, age, geographic location, severity and frequency of burns, complexion, immune status and several other factors.See 1 more doctor answer
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer 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 and ...Read more
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