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Eye Cancer Intraocular Melanoma
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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I have heard of skin cancer, lung cancer and many other cancers, but never eye cancer. Does it exist and is it fatal?
Radiation or surgery: Eye melanoma, or ocular melanoma is treated by either removal of the entire eye, or by radiation to the eye. It really depends on the extent of the melanoma. This type of melanoma frequently spreads to the liver, so a ct or MRI of the liver should be obtained. I recommend seeing someone who specializes in this type of cancer due to its relative rarity and severity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral melanoma cancer hi I have a brown spot on the inside of my cheek no way i bit it its by my bottom jaw ENT is keeping a eye on it she is not sure?
Get a biopsy: If there is continued concern about a pigmented lesion on any part of your body, i would strongly urge you to talk to your doctor about obtaining a biopsy. A biopsy allows closer microscopic examination which can provide peace of mind, or can help direct further therapy, if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gran had her eye removed due to ocular melanoma 3 years ago. Now metastatic liver cancer, no treatment. No other info given. Life expectancy?
Ask her to ask dr.: Liver metastases from any cancer is not a good sign. However depending on many other factors will determine what her life expectancy is, especially knowing what her constitutional health is, her vitality. So, the best answer would be for her to ask her doctor, or see if she'll give you permission to do so (that must be documented in her chart.) also, make sure that her diet is good, and keep her spirit strong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had cancer head melanoma surgry, anesthesia made urination very difficult, few drops a time, am now on flomox, and a catheta, how do I know if ?
Hypertrophic prostat: melanoma of the head, if after resection requires grafting because of size, then some form of anesthesia needed. If general anesthesia given and known prostate enlargement at age 81 then urinary dribbling may occur. Use of Flomax (tamsulosin) can help and eventually near normal urine flow will occur without use of catheter. This is not a sign of possible spread of the melanoma. ...Read more
What are my chances of developing skin cancer if I had 2 premelanoma and 10 clarks moles? Fair skin, green eyes, no family history of cancer.
High: You'll do well to use a good sunscreen, and especially to continue to keep an eye on your skin. You've got a reasonable chance of getting a malignant melanoma one of these days, but if you've kept up proper surveillance and spot and remote it in time, you will probably save your life by doing so. ...Read more
My friend has a purple spot on the side of his nose, just down from his eye. He won't go to a doctor. Could it be skin cancer?
DERMATOLOGY : Fleshy colored skin tag or skin cancer near my eye. I scratched it off but it grew back. What is this & how can I get rid of it?
My dad is 53 and has found skin cancer already. Now his bones ache and he gets headaches behind the eyes, and his back hurts. Is something wrong?
What is a solar lentigines? New, flat, VERY light tan spot on cheek bone. At skin cancer screening, Dr said not keratosis. Said keep an eye on it.
Sun Damage: Lentigines are due to localised proliferation of melanocytes. The most common type, solar lentigines, arise in middle age and also result from sun damage (age spots). They are most often found on the face and hands, and are larger and more defined than freckles. Lentigines tend to persist for long periods and don't disappear in the winter (though they may fade). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor said I have skin cancer in the eye lid , after 4 surgerys .& freezing
it's moving I have an open ulcer below my eye brow it's in the bone
Multiple steps: Any cancer, including eye cancer, is the result of multiple insults to the cells. Some of the insults may be inherited mutations, most are environmental injuries. The cumulative effect is to increase the proliferation of cells, non-response to usual regulation, ability to invade and metastasize. ...Read more
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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