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What early signs of skin cancer?

What early signs of skin 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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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What are some early signs of skin cancer? I have random marks all over my skin from years back that never go away?

What are some early signs of skin cancer? I have random marks all over my skin from years back that never go away?

Skin cancer: Skin cancer signs may include a spot or bump that is changing size, color, or shape. Also an area that does not heal may represent a skin cancer. See a dermatologist for any suspicious areas and a routine skin exam. ...Read more

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Could a lump on the skin of my penis be penile cancer?

Could a lump on the skin of my penis be penile cancer?

Unlikely: Penile cancer doesn't usually present as a lump -- but I strongly encourage you to have it checked out by a physician. It's impossible to evaluate a lesion like that over the internet. ...Read more

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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?

Not likely, but. ..: This description does not sound like cancer. It may be a skin infection/ disease. Need to show these lesions to a skin doctor or your family doc. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See ur MD asap: See a MD, you may have a sexually transmitted disease. Syphilis, herpes, fungus are in the differential. Accurate diagnosis and treatment are in your best interest. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possible: What you are describing does not sound typical of a skin cancer and it is a relatively rare area to develop a skin cancer. The more likely explanation is a rash that needs treatment. Consult a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

New moles: Any new mole, particularly one that is dark and has irregular borders needs to be shown to a dermatologist as soon as possible to rule out melanoma. ...Read more

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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.

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.

No: The radiation you received for ca. Prostate was focused on the prostate. You will not get skin cancer in your genitals. Best wishes for you to remain cancer free.:) ...Read more

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What is the lump in my armpit? Can this be an early sign of skin cancer?

What is the lump in my armpit? Can this be an early sign of skin cancer?

Armpit Lump: A lump in the armpit could be an enlarged lymph node due to a skin cancer in the upper extremity or trunk. It could also be caused by a cancer in the breast. I recommend that you see your primary care physician to have this lump checked out. ...Read more

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What are typically the early symptoms of penile cancer?

What are typically the early symptoms of penile cancer?

Ulcer, nodule: Penile cancers often occur at the junction of the glans and body. Symptoms may be thickening of the skin, uleration, bleeding, nodule formation and color chage. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Stage One and Two: In the early stages of penile cancer, amputation is not in the treatment plan. With the presence of HPV, hygeine does not decrease the risk of disease. Hope this helps! Http://www. Cancer. Gov/types/penile/patient/penile-treatment-pdq ...Read more

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Is it common that breast cancer metastisize in the skin? What are signs of skin cancer?

Is it common that breast cancer metastisize in the skin? What are signs of skin 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

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What to do if I want to know the signs of skin cancer?

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

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What are the initial signs of skin cancer?

What are the initial signs of skin cancer?

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

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What is the signs of skin cancer to a guy in his 20's?

What is the signs of skin cancer to a guy in his 20's?

Same as guy in 50s: Ulceration. Bleeding. Growth, change, variable pigmentation, and more. ...Read more

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What are considered the common warning signs of skin cancer?

What are considered the common warning signs of skin cancer?

ABCDE: 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

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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're the first signs of skin cancer?

What're the first signs of skin cancer?

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

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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?

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

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What can I do to detect skin cancer early?

What can I do to detect skin cancer early?

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

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What are some symptoms of early skin cancer?

What are some symptoms of early skin cancer?

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

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How do I know if I have a sign of skin cancer?

How do I know if I have a sign of skin cancer?

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

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What are the signs when you get a skin cancer/melanoma?

What are the signs when you get a skin cancer/melanoma?

Modified alphabet: 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

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What are the signs that a mole is skin cancer?

What are the signs that a mole is skin cancer?

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
asymmetry
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

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Is a shiny lump on my face a sign of skin cancer?

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

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Could white moles possibly be a sign of skin cancer?

Possible: 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

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Please tell me can halo nevus be a sign of skin cancer?

Please tell me can halo nevus be a sign of skin cancer?

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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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