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After the removal of a stage 0 melanoma on face, the stitches were removed. The wound opened up and is opening up more. I don't want a bad scar. What should I do?
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
Seen small brwn oval on my pinky a couple months ago It's a little bigger than pin head, it was dark brwn but is light brwn now no melanoma symptoms?
I have a red lumpy spot on my head. Not been there for a while but was noticed 5/6 weeks ago.
My mum passed with melanoma? Can melanoma look like this
Persistent lump: Any mass that persists or grows larger over time deserves to be evaluated for potential cancer. Although most tumors in the scalp are simple benign cysts related to the hair structure, melanoma and other cancers can develop there as well. Melanoma is not usually familial, but your mother's experience should still be cautionary. Get it seen. ...Read more
No cause-effect : Cutaneous melanoma is a disease of the skin and in mid facelift or regular facelift, unless a suspicious pigmented lesion is in the skin excision line, there are no factors associated with increased incidence of melanoma or issues with detection of melanoma. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
My Mum has a melanoma on her face that the doctors are concerned may have spread to her lymph nodes. What is the chance of this?
Bad news: Make sure the Drs answer all your questions. ...Read more
It's a mole on my uncle's face it's painless, slowly growing and forms a yellow crust
Is it a Melanoma ?
Probably not. : Melanoma typically does not develop a crusty top. This could be a simple mole. But realize that this could also be another type of skin cancer, perhaps a basal cell or squamous cell, and if it's noticeably grown then it should be evaluated by a Dermatologist in the short term. ...Read more