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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common 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 & ...Read more


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Lump between breasts, history of melanoma, malignant mole removed from directly across the location of the lump. Any chance it's just a cyst?

Lump between breasts, history of melanoma, malignant mole removed from directly across the location of the lump. Any chance it's just a cyst?

Wrong question: Please forgive my frankness. The only question you need to ask is, "Could it be CANCER?" With your cancer history, and the fact that this is a dominant mass where there's possibly breast tissue, you need to get seen. Period. Pick up the phone now. To be brave, act brave. We'll be thinking of you, and if it's benign / nothing / a lipoma / a cyst, you're a stronger and more skilled person. ...Read more

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I went to eye dr and they discovered this green cyst in my right eye does it look like melanoma I have real blurry vision in this eye ?

I went to eye dr and they discovered this green cyst in my right eye does it look like melanoma I have real blurry vision in this eye ?

Specialist?: Did they send you to a specialist? Obviously can't answer your question without seeing the cyst but depending on where in your eye it is you need to see a specialist to evaluate whether or not it is anything to worry about. Especially if you're having blurred vision in the eye. ...Read more

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Ct scan abd/pelvis,can it be melanoma(had melanoma), what should be done?Mild-low attenuation/left arnexal region likely related to ovarian cyst.

An ultrasound: would confirm that this simply represents an ovarian cyst. The chance of the finding you describe representing melanoma is almost zero. ...Read more

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I was told I have a small ovarian cyst. I am 59 years old and had skin cancer excision in the public area two years ago. Should I be concerned?

I was told I have a small ovarian cyst. I am 59 years old and had skin cancer excision in the public area two years ago. Should I be concerned?

Little concern: If the skin cancer was not a malignant melanoma and was completely excised, this should be of no further concern. As for the ovarian cyst, your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise you, treat you and recommend the type of follow-up it requires. ...Read more

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What is a melanoma?

What is a melanoma?

A type of skin cance: Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that arises from the pigmented cells (melanocytes) in the skin. In general, it is more malignant than the other two common skin cancer types (basal cell and squamous cell), but early melanoma has a good prognosis. Look online for the abcde for diagnosing melanoma. If you have a suspicious mole - have it checked out by a deramatologist. It could save your life! ...Read more

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How is melanoma diagnosed?

How is melanoma diagnosed?

Learn your ABCD's: Definitive diagnosis is made by biopsy. Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap. If you have a skin lesion which is growing, ulcerating, bleeding, or otherwise changing, get it seen as well for evaluation and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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What exactly is a melanoma?

Cancer of melanocyte: Melanoma is cancer of melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the body that contains melanocytes. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more