Top
10
Doctor insights on: Hospitalized Since Birth Melanoma

Share
1

1
I have a mole larger than a pencil eraser since birth. Top is crusty. Melanoma?

I have a mole larger than a pencil eraser since birth. Top is crusty. Melanoma?

Melanoma: Good to have it checked by a Doctor, especially if it's located in a place in your body where is frequently exposed to the sun. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman
906 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Could skin cancer look like a birth mark?

Could skin cancer look like a birth mark?

Yes, but....: Most birth marks are not skin cancer. Signs to look out for are asymmetry, irregular borders, different colors within the area, and a birth mark that grows. If you have any concerns, please show your doctor. ...Read more

3

3
Help plz! Can skin cancer look like a birth mark and be mistaken for one by tests?

Help plz! Can skin cancer look like a birth mark and be mistaken for one by tests?

Yes: A "birthmark" by it's name is a benign discoloration that is present from birth (or a very young age). Birthmarks can change in size, shape or color, but they keep their general appearance. If you are concerned about skin cancer, the area needs to be biopsied. A pathologist will look at the cells under a microscope and give you a diagnosis. ...Read more

4

4
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

7

7
Can you tell me about melanoma?

Can you tell me about melanoma?

Skin malignancy: Malignant melanoma is a highly malignant skin tumor, that if not brought under control by early surgical removal will metastasize to almost every organ in the body. Most important factor for aggressiveness was first Clarks level measuring depth of penetration but later changed to Breslows classification for thickness. Lesion less than 1mm favorable, more than 2 mm. not good. ...Read more

8

8
How common is melanoma under 5mm?

How common is melanoma under 5mm?

Not common: But possible, especially if it is growing and has characteristic appearance. It is best to show it to your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

10

10
Can anybody tell me what melanomas?

Can anybody tell me what melanomas?

Type of skin cancer: Melanoma is a very dangerous form of skin cancer, caused by the pigment producing cells of the skin. The skin is not the only place that melanomas form, because melanocytes (the cells that go bad) occur in many areas of the body. Skin melanoma is on the increase, but our ability to catch it early is also improving. If you have a changing skin mole, get it examined! ...Read more

Dr. Travis Kidner
2,580 doctors shared insights

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