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I have these pin point red dots, looks like blood spots all over both arms, I'm loosing my hair real bad, & my urinalysis said very hwbc & lrbc? Cancer?

I have these pin point red dots, looks like blood spots all over both arms, I'm loosing my hair real bad, & my urinalysis said very hwbc & lrbc? Cancer?

Hard to say for sure: Symptoms do not sound related although they could be. Sounds like you have already seen a doc who has run some screening tests. Would be reasonable to obtain tests to look at platelets, iron levels, thyroid hormone levels and consider inflammatory causes. ...Read more

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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Bugbite-like growth on scalp for 4 weeks. At first skin color, but now looks red inflamed. Symmetrical, clear borders, not bloody. Looks like one patch of eczema. Black hair, 28 yr male, no family history. Biopsy is pending. What type of skin cancer?

Bugbite-like growth on scalp for 4 weeks. At first skin color, but now looks red inflamed. Symmetrical, clear borders, not bloody. Looks like one patch of eczema. Black hair, 28 yr male, no family history. Biopsy is pending. What type of skin cancer?

Possibly SSC or AK?: May not be cancer. Traditionally squamous cell cancer (SSC) was infrequent under age 40. But the incidence is increasing in this age range. The risk increases with use of Tanning booths and living in the Sun Belt. You lesion may be actinic keratosis (AK) (a precursor to SSC), SSC or a non-cancerous skin condition. It would not be Melanoma.see http://bit. Ly/1Pj9osP + http://bit. Ly/1FTMrdN ...Read more

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Sign of cancer or std? Sudden appearance of a bald spot. Suddenly I have bald spot on the side of my head. It's about the size of a dollar coin. I'm a 24 year old girl with a lot of hair and this was just noticed.

Sign of cancer or std? Sudden appearance of a bald spot. Suddenly I have bald spot on the side of my head. It's about the size of a dollar coin. I'm a 24 year old girl with a lot of hair and this was just noticed.

Hello.: Hello. This may be alopecia areata. It is a spot where hair is lost. If that is the cause, it isn't due to cancer or a sexually transmitted disease. It usually resolves on it's own. If you are worried you could always see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Ultrasound done. Not cancer. Looks like vessel clog. Lump under skin under penis head. Itchy only after masturbation. No pain. What could it be?

Ultrasound done. Not cancer. Looks like vessel clog. Lump under skin under penis head. Itchy only after masturbation. No pain. What could it be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I would like to grow my hair for cancer?

I would like to grow my hair for cancer?

Hair donation?: Do you mean you want to grow and donate your hair to be used in wigs for cancer patients? There are many organizations dedicated to this cause, and there are criteria for the hair ; how it's cut. One is locks of love: http://tinyurl. Com/yuf383 the site tells how to do it. Here's another site with several other organizations to which you can donate: http://tinyurl. Com/7wcbbnz. ...Read more

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Can you get cancer by dyeying your hair?

Can you get cancer by dyeying your hair?

Probably not: There is no definitive evidence that consumers have an increased risk of cancer due to hair dyes. Professional hairdressers have an increased risk of bladder cancer. ...Read more

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If a woman has short hair will she develop cancer?

If a woman has short hair will she develop cancer?

Possibly: ..But not because of her short hair. Some people just do develop cancer. Don't fret about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I go about donating my hair to cancer victims?

How do I go about donating my hair to cancer victims?

Not much value: Most patients can easily find a hair piece (wig) which suits them, so they may not like your hair all that much. ...Read more

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Does DMDM hydantonin really cause cancer? It's in a lot of hair products.

Does DMDM hydantonin really cause cancer? It's in a lot of hair products.

No real evidence: Relax. I tracked this down and it's invented. You make formaldehyde in your own body. This kind of campaign is driven by people's understandable, somewhat-rational preference for "natural" stuff, but this one has no basis. If this were true, a research piranhas could make a lifetime rep -- how science is driven -- by proving it. The stuff is a skin sensitizer and some people are allergic to it. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a wig made of my hair so that my aunt that has cancer can have it?

Congratulations!: Congratulations on your decision. The organization is called "locks of love" and their website is at:
http://www. Locksoflove. Org/donate. Html. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I donate my hair to cancer will it still be used in some way to support locks of love?

I'm wondering if I donate my hair to cancer will it still be used in some way to support locks of love?

Depends: I believe you have to donate at a site that works with locks of love. Those can be found online or by contacting the organization. ...Read more

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Can hair dye cause cancer?

Can hair dye cause cancer?

Know of no: Studies that associating hair coloring with cancer. ...Read more

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Could hair dye really cause cancer?

Could hair dye really cause cancer?

I doubt it: There has been some rumors about it, but there is no definite proof that Hair dyes cause Cancer. This is all based on the usual concern that chemicals in our environment may be the cause of cancer, yet the proof is lacking to blame the hair coloring dyes. ...Read more

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Could hair dye really cause cancer?

No: No relationship as far as we know. ...Read more

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Does cancer make hair drop or is it the chemo?

Does cancer make hair drop or is it the chemo?

Chemo: Generally, the cancer itself does not lead to the loss of hair. It is the adjuvant therapy. For example radiation therapy to the brain certainly leads to loss of hair. The chemo therapy leads to hair loss by leading to damage to the hair follicles. ...Read more

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Am I able to donate my bleached hair for cancer?

Yes: Hair that is donated is used to make wigs or other hairpieces for cancer patients who have lost their hair. I'm sure that your bleached hair will make a fine wig for a grateful cancer patient. ...Read more

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Does every type of cancer cause you to lose hair?

No: Loss of hair is usually due to treatment with chemotherapy or raditation rather than the tumor itself. If the tumor is removed surgicall and no chemotherapy is given, there should not be associated hair loss. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want to grow my hair for cancer?

What do you advise if I want to grow my hair for cancer?

????: I am not sure what you are asking. You mean donating hair to make wigs for cancer patients? I suggest you contact your local American Cancer Society, they may know local outfits that deal with that. If you mean growing hair back after chemo, just be patient. It will come back on its own time. ...Read more

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Why is it that cancer patients have to shave all their hair off?

Cancer treatments: (like chemotherapy) may cause their hair to fall out. This can be upsetting as there may be markedly thinned out hair or bald spots. It is just easier to shave it all down so you don't have to experience handfulls of hair falling out. ...Read more

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How likely is getting cancer form using hair products with formaldehyde?

How likely is getting cancer form using hair products with formaldehyde?

Controversial: Formaldehyde is officially listed as a carcinogen, but the amount of exposure necessary to produce certain cancers is likely quite high. Pathologists (such as I am) use it all the time in tissue preparation and don't have an increased risk for cancer. The amount of exposure from ordinary use of hair products is probably insignificant. If you are worried, switch products anyway. ...Read more

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If someone gets chemo and their cancer is cured, does their hair eventually grow back?

If someone gets chemo and their cancer is cured, does their hair eventually grow back?

Yes: Hair will begin to grow back usually 2-3 months after chemotherapy is finished. It is very rare that hair will not grow back. Sometimes the hair color or texture will be different temporarily or long-term. ...Read more

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I have heard rumors hair dye can cause cancer. I use clairol nice and easy. Should I be worried?

I have heard rumors hair dye can cause cancer. I use clairol nice and easy. Should I be worried?

No: Since the 1970s, there has been little to no data to suggest any increase in cancer risk with hair dye. If there is a risk, it is likely very, very small. Driving a car would likely carry a much higher risk, to put it in perspective. ...Read more

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My daughter want's to donate her hair for kids with cancer is there a "best" place or way to do this?

2 sites:: Pantene - http://www. Pantene. Com/en-us/beautiful-lengths-cause/pages/donation-requirements. Aspx
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locks of love - http://www. Locksoflove. Org/donate. Html

i'm told pantene doesn't charge recipients for their wig but locks of love does so pantene is the better choice.
Your daughters (and you) are angels! Bless you! ...Read more