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Handling Intraocular Melanoma Condition
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
Sorry: I'm sorry that your father had to deal with that disease. Most melanomas are not genetic, but most do occur in people with fair skin, light hair, and light eyes. Your chance of developing melanoma may be slightly higher than average, but your chance of dying from melanoma is quite small if you take heed and have skin examinations regularly (at least every 6 months). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if someone has metastatic melanoma, do they have lymphoma or is that completely different disease?
Different: Lymphomas and melanomas are different diseases.Get a more detailed answer ›
Having pale skin and a family history if melanoma what are some ways i can protect myself from getting the disease.
Melanoma Prevention: The most important way to protect yourself from melanoma is to avoid excess sun exposure and burns. Avoid peak hour exposure 12-2 pm, use a visor, sunglasses, and protective clothing, use a 30 spf sunscreen. With a family history of melanoma, i would recommend a preliminary total body check and mapping, with self-screening, and yearly follow-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dear doctor. If your beloved has non melanoma skin cancer. And you love this person so much. Would you marry him . I am a disease freak. Please help.?
Yes: Marry the person you love if you both want to, no matter what. Love like this is too rare and precious to be unfulfilled. If you are a "disease freak", something probably happened to you in the past that is causing you to have these thoughts that you, yourself, recognize as groundless & are crippling you. Your physician knows how to treat the mind as well as the body -- ask about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pet scan 3-4mm, suv value of 1, no further evidence of disease, before surgery melanoma 0.8 mm negative sln, blood samples normal, no other signs
Melanoma iscancer of melanocytes. Melanocytesare cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the ...Read more
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