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Doctor insights on: Face Skin Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,224 doctors shared insights

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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Does regular use of topical erythromycin gel on face can cause skin cancer?

Does regular use of topical erythromycin gel on face can cause skin cancer?

Acne Tratment : Topical Erythromycin is an an effective treatments for mild acne, but long term use is not generally advocated. Side effects can include sensitivity to the drug, development of resistant strains of bacteria, upset stomach, and other side effects. Some preparations contain benzoyl peroxide, which has been identified as a cancer promoter in some studies. Always check with your dermatologist! ...Read more

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

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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How long might one have basal cell skin cancer on his face without knowing it?

How long might one have basal cell skin cancer on his face without knowing it?

Greatly varies: It may take years before someone may become aware of a skin cancer. There are slow growing cancers that grow underneath the surface and are more difficult to detect. That's why someone may have a very large skin cancer (growing deep but not appearing on the surface) and not be aware until it's grown very big and appears on the surface. A skin cancer may pop up suddenly and grow fast within days. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you have a basal cell skin cancer on your face without knowing it?

One variety hides: Most forms of skin cancer grow outward an are noticed. One form, morpheaform looks like a flat white freckle and can go unnoticed. It is also the most likely to recur after surgery. ...Read more

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I have a path on my face that takes away my skin and hair pixels. I've had it sense I was born. And it keeps spreading. Is it skin cancer?

I have a path on my face that takes away my skin and hair pixels. I've had it sense I was born. And it keeps spreading. Is it skin cancer?

Need exam: The patch may be harmless, but a dermatologist (skin doctor) should look at it to determine why it is spreading. It is not likely to be cancer, but it could be. In any case, it might need attention now. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a small nevous sebaceous in face sine birth to turn into skin cancer. My dr. Said less than 1 % and forget it ? Is this true? Thx

What is the risk of a small nevous sebaceous in face sine birth to turn into skin cancer. My dr. Said less than 1 % and forget it ? Is this true? Thx

Watch it: You can have it off if it bothers you or if it's your personal preference to have a little scar instead. The risk is low. Little cancers that arise in these things can be excised without danger to you. ...Read more

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Greetings, is retinyl palmitate safe to use on skin/face? Does it really cause skin cancer,tumors when exposed to sunlight during its usage? Thanks

Yes: it is safe to use and does not cause cancer but will increase sun sensitivity especially in those with light skin At your age it is probably not necessary to use it since you too young to worry about skin elasticity Spend your money on a good sun block and use it See consumer. Reports for suggestions ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common 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 & ...Read more


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more