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Early Signs Of Skin Cancer And Penile Cancer
Classic is a sore: That does not heal for the squamous and basal types, and a new variegated colored mole that grows outwardly and upward. Bleeding from either tells you to hurry up and get it taken care of. ...Read more
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
What are some early signs of skin cancer? I have random marks all over my skin from years back that never go away?
Why risk it?: Best to see a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more
Hi I develeoped an extremely paiful spot on my penile shaft 4 days ago, it is like a red ball with a white head. It has got bigger and bigger for 4 days. I am 30 years old and extremely worried it could be penile cancer?
I get painless red spots on the head& shaft of my penis, after sex, takes a month to go away. No condoms, same gf for 7 years. Penile cancer?
Scortum very itch, dry, brake out small pinple. Penis head is red, small pinple formed as ring. Some what look as fungus? Some what like skin cancer?
Is it possible to have skin cancer on my penis? I went tanning once abou 8 months ago and the next day a very small rash appeared and hasn't went away?
I found a dark brown mole on the side of my penis that I did not have before. It is pretty big and has uneven borders. Can you get skin cancer ther?
Had prostate cancer 3 yrs ago and did radiation treatment successfully. Am I more likely to have skin cancer in scrotum, penis? Itch, braking out bad.
If penile cancer is detected early, is amputation necessary? Even with hpv present, if you keep your penile hygiene well, do you get penile cancer?
Possible: Most of the skin metastasis in local area of breast as set lite metastasis in advanced breast cancer, out side breast skin metastasis is rare and unusual. Primary skin cancers like melanoma from pig. Mole or squamous cell, or basal cell all have their own futures, for any suspicious, non healing lesion should seek help of a professionals for early detection and cure. ...Read more
Many different signs: Some of the main signs for skin cancer are a change in color, texture, shape, elevation, crusting or size of existing lesions. Any patch of skin that is different or changing away from the normal skin is suspect. If you have an irregular spot of skin, it is best to have it looked at by a professional. ...Read more
Changing lesions: Lesions that are most concerning for cancer are non healing and frequently bleed or crust. Cancers such as basal cell cancers can have overlying vascularity called telangiectasias which are pathognomonic. Melanoma can be asymmetric, have irregular borders, pigment changes, be large in diameter and evolve or change over time. ...Read more
Do monthly skin exam and look for the abcde of melanoma: look at moles or lesions for:
asymetry: two halfs are not equal.
Border: irregular border
color: different colors in the same mole
d: diameter: size 6 mm or larger (the size of the erasure end of a pencil).
E: evolution: change over time: a mole that starts to itch or bleed or change in color or size... ...Read more
What are the first signs of skin cancer? Being redhead, I got a burn last week outside for 70 minutes. Usually have sunblock 70+ on. Small bumps on face
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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
Enlarging skin bumps: They can take a variety of different appearances depending on what type of cancer. Melanoma is the most aggressive, see the pic I attached. Squamous cells are scaly and can ulcerate if large. Basal cells are "pearly" and also can ulcerate and bleed. If you have concern for an enlarging spot on your skin, have it looked at by your md or dermatologist for evaluation and possible biopsy (in office. ...Read more
What are the first signs of skin cancer, was using a space heater close to the skin for two months, now I have a rash between my legs. Should I go E.R?
No: Everyone needs to be familiar with early recognition of melanoma. Beyond this, other skin cancers are bumps that are not energencies. Your space heater will not give you cancer. A new rash is not skin cancer. Get seen if there is no improvement over two weeks. If this rash developed when you started a new medication, contact the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Examine all over: It is important for you to examine your entire body as skin cancer can occur anywhere, not only on areas exposed to the sun. You should be familiar with your birthmarks, blemishes, and moles so you know what they look like and can spot changes. As you examine your skin, look for changes in the size, color, shape, or texture. If you see anything concerning, see a dermatologist! ...Read more
ABCD's for melanoma: Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameter >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. Best wishes. ...Read more
Info: Examine all lesions for the abcde's of skin cancer: a (asymmetry) one half is not like the other half), b (border) irregular, poorly defined or scalloped border, c (color) multiple colors of tan, brown, dark black, red, white, or blue, d (diameter) greater than 6mm or a pencil eraser, e (evolving) changing in size, shape, or color, or bleeding. ...Read more
A: asymetry of the borders, when folded in half the two halves of the mole do not match
b: border irregularity, they are jagged uneven, not smooth
c: variegated and multiple
d: diameter >4mm
e: elevation, growing up off the skin surface, or evolution (it is changing in some way)
u: ulceration, the skin surface has broken down
****any lesion that is new or changing deserves further analysis, see your dermatologist. ...Read more
Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
boarders that are irregular
color differences within the same mole
diameter greater than 6mm
also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more
Could be: 34 is young for a skin cancer but if you are very fair-complected and have spent a lot of time in the sun or a tanning bed, it is possible. Basal cell skin cancers have a shiny, translucent appearance like a drop of pink wax on the skin. To be safe, show it to your doctor and he or she can advise you before it gets bigger. ...Read more
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without examining the lesions. However, basal cell carcinoma may present as a white nodule. It would be prudent to see a doctor for evaluation.
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. ...Read more
Not generally: A halo nevus is a benign pigmented spot that has a pale ring around it. Usually this a sign that your immune system is attacking the pigment cells and the nevus may actually disappear. It is not typically a bad sign, but it is often considered for biopsy because a changing mole may suggest that it is transforming from totally benign to premalignant. ...Read more
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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
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