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Does Melanin In The Skin Prevent Cancer
Yes, but partially: All skin colors can develop skin cancer but it is most common in lighter skin individuals . Skin cancer is less common in africans although they do develop skin cancer occasionally on the lip and sole and palms where there is less melanin. Even darker skin individuals should be examined as part of their exams for signs of skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Will using a product that inhibits melanin production get rid of all pigmentation in the skin, or will it just prevent tanning?
Could turn white: There is a product known as monobenzyl ether of hydrquinone.If you use it your skin will turn white. You should google it. I believe the brand name is ben a quick. ...Read more
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
No: There may be a slight increase in metabolism, but the sun does not penetrate to the fat layer. The damage to your skin from the ultraviolet light is not worth it in the long term! ...Read more
Yes, yes yes: The only safe tan, is one that comes from a can (or spray). Tanning is your body's response to sun damage. Sun damage increases your risk for skin cancer. Regular use of sunblock, appropriate clothing, etc all will reduce your long term risk of skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Blisters: Photodermatitis or sun poisoning is a form of allergic skin reaction. Among the many causes are lemon oil in fragrances, coal tars, paba in sunscreens, st. John's wort, benzoyl peroxide, tetracyclin antibiotics, retinoids, pellagra, some plants, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as ibuprofen. ...Read more
What skin diseases can cause a change of color in the hair follicle in the infected area of the skin?
Absolutely Not!: All types of cancers no matter the type are a result of errors and damage to dna within the cells. This damage can transform cells so that they loose the ability to stop dividing and continue to grow and take over the area. There is no way to catch cancer from another person. However, certain cancers do have a genetic predisposition which may put family members at risk of developing cancers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can glutatione remove the discolorations of acanthosis nigricans from the groin and genital areas?
Acanthosis nigricans: No, but weight loss canGet a more detailed answer ›
Darker is protective: Skin cancer is 20 times more likely in whites versus black skin. The darker the inherent color of the skin the less likely to get skin cancer. This does not mean to go and get a tan to protect or prevent cancer. In fact sun exposure, uv light exposure and tanning booths are all risk factors to get skin cancer. Using sun screens and preventing sunburns is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local tissue: Destruction. Basal cell carcinomas of the skin invade surrounding tissues and destroy normal structures, including bone. A term for basal cell carcinoma is "rodent ulcer", likely based on its ability to gnaw at the surrounding tissues. Removal of the lesion is usually curative. ...Read more
This is the normal dark pigment of the body which gives it its color and sunprotection as well. Albinos may lack this pigment and have significant health consequences due to that. Some internal organs or color with melanin such as the choroid of the eye and the meninges of the brain. Melanin producing cells can cause ...Read more
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