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Cancer Moles On Back
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
New mole : One can develop new moles as one ages. If a new mole has abnormal features such as asymmetry, irregular borders, different colors (especially brown/black), diameter bigger than a pencil head eraser, or evolving (itch, bleed, etc.) have it examined by a dermatologist . Melanoma is most commonly found on men on the back. This location, however, does not guarantee a mole is or is not cancerous. ...Read more
Yes: Based on your question, it seems like you have already had a biopsy of the lesion. If that is the case, you have some waiting to do. I know that this can be scary and frustrating. Take deep breaths. There is nothing to do right now. Once you get the results, it is important to have your doctor explain, in detail, what the results mean and what the next steps are, if any are needed. ...Read more
Can happen.: Thyroid Cancer can spread(it is called Metastases) to many parts of the body including bones, Lungs and skin. This usually takes place when Cancer cells detach from a tumor, float in the blood and settle down elsewhere and make a new colony of Cancer in another organ of the body. This is quite common with Cancer, in general. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shave bio on mod dysplastic nevi, could melanoma grow without any visible signs on surface of skin?
Not sure: I'm really not sure how to answer your question. If you have been diagnosed by a pathologist with "cancer moles" that could mean that you have skin cancer, but most doctors do not use a term like "cancer mole". Doctors usually use more specific terms like "squamous cell carcinoma", "basal cell carcinoma", "melanoma", etc. If you could tell me exactly what the pathologist said, i could explain. ...Read more
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Raised mole on back - appearance unchanged over many years. This morning had little white spot on top n little tenderness. Can moles get whiteheads?
Yes: It is possible but i would have it checked out by a dermatologist to make sure it's not something that needs to be tested/biopsies. ...Read more
I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?
Probably not: No correlation between squamous cell cancer of the skin with breast cancer. Scc of the skin- including bowen's disease which is squamous carcinoma in situ of the skin- are related to uv exposures. Breast cancer with a focal scc- is suspicious for metaplastic carcinoma of the breast- a very rare type of breast cancer. There is a relation between metaplastic cancer with brca 1 mutation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a small mole biopseyed on my neck. It came back as squamos cell carcinoma. The biopsy apparantly got all of the mole. Should I have surgery?
If tumor remains: Squamous cell carcinoma treatment depends on location,age,size,depth but if small, the excision biopsy could have taken all cancer cells. Verify with docs and pathologist if that is the case, since apparently is the operative word. Margins should be free. If unsure, Moh's and excision wider margins are choices with high cure rates. Local drugs, radiotherapy are options for residual tumor.Goodluck ...Read more