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I have a reddish mole on my forearm I've had for a few years now, I believe it's a cherry angioma but how do I know if it's skin cancer?

I have a reddish mole on my forearm I've had for a few years now, I believe it's a cherry angioma but how do I know if it's skin cancer?

See a derm: If the growth has gone unchanged for long period of time it is most likely benign however I would have it checked out by a dermatologist make sure there are very slow-growing skin cancers that can occur in that area worst-case scenario is that a biopsy would be done under local anesthesia.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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I've a red spot on my forehead near hair (like cherry angioma), doesn't bleed, but sensitive. I did scratch. Tight ponytails = hair loss? Skin cancer?

I've a red spot on my forehead near hair (like cherry angioma), doesn't bleed, but sensitive. I did scratch. Tight ponytails = hair loss? Skin cancer?

RED SPOT ON FOREHEAD: DEAR DOROTHY5 I AM SORRY, BUT I CANNOT SEE THIS "RED SPOT". SHOW IT TO YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR, OR BETTER YET, LET A DERMATOLOGIST CHECK IT OUT. AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG YOU HAVE HAD IT.

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I have cherry angioma's on my skin, mostly on my legs, could I have blood poisioning?

Cherry Angiomas: Generally these are small vascular lesions that gradually appear and can be hormone related, or a sign of liver disease. Not aware of a connection to blood poisoning. That said you can have splotchy red lesions on your body as a result of infection, and 'blood poisoning'. If the lesions occurred recently or there are other symptoms like fever or malaise see a doctor ASAP.

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What are skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibromas?

What are skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibromas?

All normal growths: Skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibroma are all benign (non-cancerous) skin growths. Cysts are saclike structure in the skin, which usually contains fluid or keratin material. Cherry angiomas are red blood vessels growths that we can get as we age. Dermatofibroma are brown firm scar tissue-like growths. If you are unsure about a skin spot, you should see a dermatologist.

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What would be causing my traumatized cherry angioma to grow? - on the surface of my skin and inside my bone, how can I treat this? It's causing pain...

Angioma: See your dermatologist. There might not be a great answer but you definitely need this enlarging angioma followed. The best person to do that is a dermatologist. They might even recommend removal.

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According to some Chinese dr online if you have cherry angiomas they mean you have high estrogen and will you get cancer is this true?

Angioma: A cherry angioma is a mole-like skin growth made up of small blood vessels, or capillaries. Cherry angiomas are related to aging and tend to increase in number with age. Don't worry

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Do Cherry angiomas cause cancer cells to form through angiogensis. I read angiogensis causes them and cancer feeds off of angiogensis. Scared of cance?

Unlikely: Hello and thank you for your excellent question. A cherry angioma is, by definition, a benign lesion. The chances of it contributing to cancer are essentially zero. However, if you are concerned, seek medical attention. I suggest consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck!

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I'm 30 and have had cherry angiomas for a few years are they caused by bromide poisoning or high estrogen I'm scared it will cause cancer.

Not to worry: If what you have are cherry angiomas, there is no risk of cancer from these. You may consult this site for more information in this topic. Https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/001441.htm For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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Why do I have small cherry angiomas on breasts. I'm 29 never been pregnant or on the pill. Do I have high estrogen? Cherry angiomas cause cancer cells

These are entirely b: Cherry Angiomas are benign and do not pose any health risks. You can safely ignore them as they have nothing to do with hormones or in causing Cancer.

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Are you sure cherry angiomas are not caused by estrogen attacking blood vessels. I have some on breast worried get cancer?

Angiomas: "Cherry angiomata" are not pre-cancerous. They are not due to estrogen "attacking" blood vessels, but represent simple excess growth of tiny blood vessels under the skin, which become visible. They are of no medical concern, just cosmetic.

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I have cherry angiomas on my skin, mostly on my legs, could I have blood poisoning?

Cherry Angioma Cure: Cherry angiomas are common in most people after age 40 and do not indicated blood poisioning if this is the only symptom you have. They are easily treated with laser as a quick office procedure

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What does it mean when I keep developing cherry angiomas? I do not tan, use organic skin care. How do I stop them? Scared.

What does it mean when I keep developing cherry angiomas? I do not tan, use organic skin care. How do I stop them? Scared.

Angiomas: Some people get small red bumps on the skin, anywhere on their body. These are often genetic and get worse as people get older. They are not dangerous but there is no way to s top them from coming. A dermatologist can treat them easily, but insurance may not cover the treatment.

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Is there anything to do about a cherry angioma?

Is there anything to do about a cherry angioma?

YES: Cherry angiomas are common non-cancerous tumors made of blood vessels. They are usually hereditary and accumulate with advancing age. Since they are benign, no treatment is necessary. However, elective removal of cherry angiomata include electrodesiccation, laser ablation, and excision.

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Should I be councerned about a small cherry angioma turning black?

No: This may reflect the vessels having clotted. It may bleed a bit then partly regress.

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What is the most aestheticly pleasing method for cherry angioma removal?

What is the most aestheticly pleasing method for cherry angioma removal?

Cherry angioma: Diolite is a ktp 532 nm laser that selectively eliminates cherry angioma s. The 532 wavelength destroys the oxyhemoglobin in the vessels to eliminate them with in a. Few days. No bruising, no bleeding, or downtime. Much Less trauma then pulse dye lasers

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Katharine Cox
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Cherry Angioma (Definition)

Cherry angiomas are benign proliferations of blood vessels. Almost all humans develop them, but no one really knows why. They are most common on the stomach and chest, and much less common on the face. They are of cosmetic concern and can be destroyed ...Read more