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Which types of breast cancer create thickening of the skin?

Which types of breast cancer create thickening of the skin?

Inflammatory : Breast cancer present as reddened overlying skin, compared to orange skin texture. This appearance is caused by cancer cell invasion of the dermis. This type of cancer is serious and has worse prognosis compared with other types. It requires chemotherapy and surgery at the outset. ...Read more

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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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Which are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Which are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Changes: Changes in size, shape and thickness associated with bleeding from existing or recent lesions. Please have the lesion evaluated by a specialist for biopsy ...Read more

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Blood vessels of the skin are only found in which layers of the skin?

Except epidermis: Blood vessels are present in all layers of the skin, except the topmost layer, epidermis. You may consult this site for additional information. http://www.siumed.edu/~dking2/intro/skin.htm ...Read more

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What are the chances of breast cancer spreading to other parts of the body?

What are the chances of breast cancer spreading to other parts of the body?

Good: Breast Cancer like all malignancies is programmed to spread. When first appearing as a lesion growing out of the milk duct, it remains in-situ for a period of time because clones or populations that spread havnt formed. As early mutations occur new populations of cells will leave the primary to spread, so that the rule is: The earlier the diagnosis the better the chance of cure. ...Read more

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What are the common areas of metastasis of melanoma?

What are the common areas of metastasis of melanoma?

Local and distant: Melanomas, like other cancers, can metastasize either locally or distantly. Local metastasis usually means to a lymph node in the area of the primary tumor. From there, other areas which commonly develop metastasis include the lungs, liver, and brain. However, metastases just about anywhere in the body are possible. ...Read more

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What are the causes of skin cancer nowadays?

What are the causes of skin cancer nowadays?

Causes: Skin cancer is caused by errors or mutations in the dna of skin cells. This then causes the cells to grow out of control leading to cancer. This can be from exposure to uv light from the sun or tanning beds or from exposure to toxic substances. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lung cancer in the various stages of the cancer?

What are the symptoms of lung cancer in the various stages of the cancer?

No single answer: Cough, chest pain, blood in sputim, shortness of breath, weight loss are all possible symptoms of lung cancer, but are not exclusive to lung cancer. As the disease can spread to other organs, headache, weakness or numbness may signify involvement of the brain, pain in bones may signify bone involvement. ...Read more

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What are the causes of skin cancer in adolescents?

What are the causes of skin cancer in adolescents?

UV exposure: Over exposure to uv rays from the sun or tanning beds are the most common cause. Genetics and family history also play a strong role. Number of moles especially large or atypical moles, skin and hair color, number of sunburns are risk factors. ...Read more

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The majority of skin cancers occur on the left side of the face. Why is that?

The majority of skin cancers occur on the left side of the face. Why is that?

Do they?: There no data, that I am aware of, indicating that one side is affected more than the other. Most skin cancers occur in sun exposed areas. ...Read more

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Is the scalp skin considered to be one of the thicker parts of skin on the body?

Is the scalp skin considered to be one of the thicker parts of skin on the body?

Yes: the hair follicles in the scalp thicken the skin significantly. The back and soles of the feet are also very thick. ...Read more

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What are the stages of cancer of the rectum?

What are the stages of cancer of the rectum?

4 stages: Stage i is a localized tumor without spread to other organs or the lymph nodes. Stage ii is a deeper tumor, into the muscular layers of the bowel or even outside the bowel, but not spread to distant organs or lymph nodes. Stage iii is a tumor that has involved the lymph nodes, but not distant organs. Stage IV is spread of tumor to organs far from the rectum, such as liver or lungs. ...Read more

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What are the different stages of skin cancer?

What are the different stages of skin cancer?

Generalized answer: There are many different types of skin cancer and therefore there' is no one answer but most cancers have several stages speaking in general terms and these fall into premalignant with atypia, in situ, early, advanced, invasive, and metastatic. Furthermore most cancers will be staged by the tnm classification. ...Read more

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Can scabies kill the part of the skin?

Can scabies kill the part of the skin?

No.: I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, but mostly, scabies just itches. A lot. It cannot by itself cause any permanent damage to the skin. ...Read more

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What are the signs of skin cancer?|

What are the signs of skin cancer?|

New or changes: Get to know your skin by self-exam at least once a month. Look for new lesions or changes in pre-existing ones (color, shape, size, itches or hurts or bleeds). Some skin cancers start out by looking like a pimple but a pimple will go away, a skin cancer won't. If a lesion continues to persist or get bigger over a period of a month or 2, you should get it looked at by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What defines the stages of skin cancer?

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TNM: Cancers are generally staged according to a t-n-m classification. A tumor is scored based on characteristics of the tumor, nodal spread, and metastasis. So, based on the size or depth of a skin cancer, it will receive a certain t score. The n score is based on whether it has spread to lymph nodes, and the m score tells you if it has spread to a distant site. The combination gives the staging. ...Read more

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Which the characteristics of the affected person of the beginning breasts cancer?

Which the characteristics of the affected person of the beginning breasts cancer?

Usually No Symptoms: The most common symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, and breast pain. Nevertheless, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms whatsoever. The best way to diagnose breast cancer early is to have routine screening mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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Can skin cancer cause a tumors in the body far away from the actual skin lesion?

Can skin cancer cause a tumors in the body far away from the actual skin lesion?

It's possible: Particularly for melanoma, one of the more aggressive types of skin cancer, tumors can sometimes occur in various areas of the body relatively far away from the original skin lesion. Sometimes a "sentinel" lymph node close to the original lesion is removed to check for early spread. However, for types of skin cancer like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, it is highly unlikely. ...Read more

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What is the risk of skin cancer from painful mole?

What is the risk of skin cancer from painful mole?

It depends: A painful mole is probable an irritated or inflammed mole. Please show it to your doctor to help you to take care of it by either removal or some giving you some local medication. ...Read more