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Getting a cancer check of skin with tattoo?

Getting a cancer check of skin with tattoo?

Rephrase question: If i can rephrase your question- you are asking how to check skin cancer if your skin is full with tattoo? The answer is-- it would be difficult. Your dermatologist really have to look very carefully to see if there is anything suspicious. You have to pay attention to your own body, if you feel a growth or something not right -bring that up to your doctor.And, dont add anymore tattoo, if you can. ...Read more

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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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Someone told me tattoo will give you cancer , is it true ?

Someone told me tattoo will give you cancer , is it true ?

No: I'm sorry folks make up stuff like this. Perhaps this person thought your getting a particular tattoo was a bad idea. If you've wanted a particular "tat" for a few years and you've decided it's time, go for it. If you're under 30 and it's not the name of a family member, put it someplace inconspicuous. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if i heard about tattoo will give you cancer , is it true ?

What to do if i heard about tattoo will give you cancer , is it true ?

What to do?: Ignore that statement. A tattoo can cause infections or tremendous regret the next day but not cancer to the best of my knowledge. ...Read more

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Small bump on tattoo, do I have cancer?

Small bump on tattoo, do I have cancer?

Likely not: It's likely not skin cancer, but if u have a suspicious skin issue you should get it checked out by a doctor. Better safe than sorry ! ...Read more

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I just did a tattoo on a beauty spot can it transform into cancer I heard that :( ?

I just did a tattoo on a beauty spot can it transform into cancer I heard that :( ?

No cancer, bad idea: I am not aware that the pigmentation used in tattoos will induce cancer but once you have a tattoo over a mole it will be almost impossible to watch that mole should a cancer develop. Generally that's not a good idea. ...Read more

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Ok so doing a tattoo on a beauty spot can't devlop a cancer right? Its just the fact that its harder to detect if the beauty spot became cancer right?

Ok so doing a tattoo on a beauty spot can't devlop a cancer right? Its just the fact that its harder to detect if the beauty spot became cancer right?

You got it: The tattooed won't be any more likely to become cancer, whether or not it's on a "beauty spot" (birthmark). In fact, the dark colors in tattoos make skin cancer slightly less likely! but if it does appear, it might be harder to find. The good news is that the vast majority of birthmarks have no additional cancer risk. The exception would be congenital giant melanocytic nevus. ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

Can laser tattoo removal  cause cancer?

No: There are a variety of lasers in use today, used to remove tattoo ink, and to treat brown spots, spider veins, wrinkles, and skin tightening. Some lasers are useful to treat pre-cancerous lesions. These lasers do not increase the chance for cancer. ...Read more

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Could laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

So far no: The immune system eats at your ink and if you look at your nodes they will have tiny flecks of ink in them. Tattoos have been around thousands of years no notable cancers. Lasers break up the ink into small particles ad speed up the immune process. There is no proof tht the inc load causes cancer however some speculation a to yellow ink causing some cellular chage. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more