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How Do You Know If You Have Skin Cancer On Your Back And Butt
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
What are some early signs of skin cancer? I have random marks all over my skin from years back that never go away?
Used space heater close to skin for 3-4 months. Notice multiple small on my butt leading to mid back. Skin cancer?
Doubt it: Is it erythema ab igne? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythema_ab_igne Everybody does ill-advised things and I'm really glad you didn't do something more serious. Best wishes. ...Read more
Be proactive: hi I don't have any mention of your age so determining the probability of this been cancer is a bit harder the best thing to do is to have it examined. A good skin examination will reveal if you need to have any concerns. the best thing to do now is to have a physician look at your scab and the rest of your skin. best wishes and happy holidays ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure it's a scab?: The word "scab" usually means dried blood (like on a skinned knee). Dangerous skin cancers (melanomas) can be black but usually begin as flat dark spots that do not protrude upward from the skin until later. All black skin lesions should be evaluated by a physician ASAP! Please show this to your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more
Skin itch ? I have one small spot on my upper back that I he's like crazy for a few months. Should I have it checked for skin cancer
Get checked, yes.: Any change in the skin is worth getting checked to be safe. Itching can be a sign, but does not mean cancer for sure. Only an exam and biopsy can tell. See http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/skin-cancer/about/skin-cancer-symptoms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very very slowly: While basal cell carcinoma can metastasize and spread from the skin, it is very unlikely to do so unless they are very big (larger than the size of your fist). For the most part, bcc are slow growing cancers that can destroy surrounding tissue if neglected. So if you have been diagnosed with one, i would followup with your dermatologist or mohs surgeon soon to get it treated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do I have skin cancer?
Well i had this strange patch skin on my arm and one on the back of my neck i had it for i while
Time to see your doc: Time to see your friendly dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
About a week ago I got what looked like a black head on my back and I picked at it and now it's a scab. Could it be skin cancer. ?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining the lesion. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more
Can't afford to finish having a spitz nevi removed I'm 46 no skin cancer history should I worry if it comes back?
Yes: Review your finances and talk to your doctor about a payment plan. Finish your treatment. All the best. ...Read more
Small papule that is skin coloured on the side of nose grows back when scratched and bleeds. What could this be? Skin cancer?
Don't want to go back to a tanning bed again because of my fear of developing skin cancer. Is it possible that i might already have it?
I've had a pimple-like bump on my back for 8 months, it recently began bleeding, turning from colorless to light pink, could it be a form of skin cancer?
Can skin cancer pop? Had pink bump on arm that got bigger quickly. Popped it, clear fluid came out and it went flat but seems to be coming back now.
I've had seb. dermatitis 2.5 yrs. and sometimes I itch scalp back and it bleeds. I fear skin cancer? I try not to itch, but sometimes can't help it.
There is no cure for: seb derm, so if itching starts again you likely need prescription medications. Also make sure the diagnosis is correct by seeing dermatologist ...Read more
I have a natural mole. I remove it myself a couple times. Its back and lighter now. But gets bigger each time i peel it.Is this a skin cancer sign?
My path results came back from a lump i had removed saying i had basal cell carcinoma, does this mean I have skin cancer or just the lump is cancerous?
See a dermatologist: The best treatment for a biopsy proven basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is to have it surgically removed. However, bccs come in various subtypes from mild to more aggressive, and it it important to choose the best treatment. For areas on the head and neck , and cosmetically sensitive areas see an acms fellowship trained mohs surgeon. Visit http://www.Skincancermohssurgery.Org/ for more information. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Strawbery blonde wih many freckles, have noticed several shiny bumps on skin (face, back of neck & arms) only 28 and worried it could be skin cancer?
Will visit derm soon but scaly small bump on ear lobe for years. I remove it, it comes back. Same size, no other symptoms. Could this be skin cancer?
I have had a dark red raised bump on my back for about 2 months - looks like a combination of a pimple and blood blister. Could this be skin cancer?
Skin lesion: Any lesion on the skin that has increased in size or changed in appearance should be evaluated by your doctor. If it has changed it should be removed. ...Read more
DERMATOLOGY : Fleshy colored skin tag or skin cancer near my eye. I scratched it off but it grew back. What is this & how can I get rid of it?
I'm 26 weeks pregnant & just found out I have a basal cell skin cancer. Do I need to be concerned? Had a mole biopsied that came back as basal cell.
See dermatologist: Basal cell cancers tend to grow fairly slowly so delaying treatment until after your pregnancy may be ok. But it really depends where it is and how extensive it is and what kind of basal cell cancer it is. You might be able to have it removed under local anesthesia especially in the second trimester. You should talk to a dermatologist to go over the options. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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