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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
Can you get radiation from someone receiving radiation for cancer? Would it get on you or your clothes? Why?
Unlikely: Unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nope.: That's a myth.Get a more detailed answer ›
What do you suggest if my friend just passed away from cancer but can you develop a new type of cancer while trying to get over one?
Sure: A person may develop 2 or more unrelated cancers at the same time or at different times during their life. Sorry about your friend. ...Read more
Can you get hiv from scratching someone on the hand? I accidentally scratched someone on their hand and was wondering if u can get hiv this way?
Could you tell me if someone had skin cancer, would they experience symptoms aside from changes to the skin?
Good mat hygene: Ask the manager of the studio how they decomtaminate their mats. This is very important for the safety of the wrestlers. The studio where i take krav maga have the mats done every night. Also, we allow no shoes from the outside on the mat at any time. Only shoes worn only in the studio are allowed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having pale skin and a family history if melanoma what are some ways i can protect myself from getting the disease.
Melanoma Prevention: The most important way to protect yourself from melanoma is to avoid excess sun exposure and burns. Avoid peak hour exposure 12-2 pm, use a visor, sunglasses, and protective clothing, use a 30 spf sunscreen. With a family history of melanoma, i would recommend a preliminary total body check and mapping, with self-screening, and yearly follow-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bird mites stay on human skin a period of time even if away from the infested area? Can you see them crawling on the skin?
See below: You can see them crawling but they are very tiny, ...Read more
No.: No, you cannot.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stevens Johnson: syndrome is indeed mostly from oral and injectable drugs rather than topical creams or medicines. Sulfa medications as well as other antibiotics and anti epileptic drugs have been implicated. It is a very rare disease but serious if occurs. Any concerns, see a doc immediately. ...Read more
Embrace it: Ask about a topical anesthetic, but... Getting a tattoo is one of the most personal and precious choices you will ever make. I have two, both intensely meaningful to me. I would not trade the pain that they cost me for any pleasure that I can imagine. If you do not feel this way about what you are considering, then don't do it. ...Read more
Is skin with many moles has more tendency to get skin cancer when exposed to sun? At what age (how soon)? How can I tan without being harmed?
Skin: Yes skin with many moles is statistically more likely to develop skin cancer (melanoma). Tanning increases the risk. There is no such thing as a safe tan. One should reduce sun exposure and use sun protection . See a dermatologist once yearly to have a skin exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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