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I have a lot of brown spots. Does this mean that I have cancer?

I have a lot of brown spots. Does this mean that I have cancer?

Brown spots: The best tool of the dermatologist is his or her eyes. Without being able to see the spots i cannot tell you what they signify. However if you're concerned about any spot on your skin anytime, you should see a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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Could brown spots on my big toes be cancer?

Could brown spots on my big toes be cancer?

Unlikely: Multiple brown spots and on both big toes is very rarely cancer. However, if you are concerned that it is you should see you doctor and decide if a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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Could these brown spots on my penis be early signs of cancer?

Could these brown spots on my penis be early signs of cancer?

Penile cancer: Is quite unusual, and without an exam or picture, hard to tell what you mean by "brown spots". Check with your doc, urgent care or a urologist...Do not go to an er. This can likely be resolved with an expert look, if not a biopsy. ...Read more

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Random brown spots appearing on my left fore arm. Does not hurt or ich. Curious what it is. Does not seem like cancer tho.

Random brown spots appearing on my left fore arm. Does not hurt or ich. Curious what it is. Does not seem like cancer tho.

Nothing serious: It is not Cancer. Most cancers are raised bumpy lesions. You are too young to have Cancer of the skin anyway. But watch these spots over the next few months. if they increase in size(check if they are growing in size) then you may need to consult a physician and get it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have dry brown spots under my armpits and theyre spreading up my arm and down my sides. So I have cancer? Is it an infection? What do I do?

I have dry brown spots under my armpits and theyre spreading up my arm and down my sides. So I have cancer? Is it an infection? What do I do?

See a doctor: This forum is great for general questions, but this sounds like something you should go see your doctor and/or a dermatologist for. ...Read more

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I have brown spots on lips? I have 4 of them and they look kind of like freckles and are flat as well. Is this some sort of skin cancer?

I have brown spots on lips? I have 4 of them and they look kind of like freckles and are flat as well. Is this some sort of skin cancer?

See Ender's Game: The movie - teen actor has it too. It is unlikely to be cancer. Peutz jaeger's syndrome, associated with GI avm's is a possibility. Ask your pcp/iternist first. But no rush. ...Read more

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The tip of my ears got sunburned it has pealed but there is small brown spots could this be cancer or just a freckling ?

The tip of my ears got sunburned it has pealed but there is small brown spots could this be cancer or just a freckling ?

Sunscreen: If the sunburn just recently occurred and this is the first major sun damage to the area it is highly unlikely for any cancerous lesion to be present as the type that is most common (basal cell carcinoma) is the result of repetitive significant sun damage. Monitor the area and be sure to use sunscreen daily of at least SPF 30 and look for one that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. ...Read more

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Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer or normal??

Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer or normal??

Spots: This sounds like small sebaceous cysts which you can express the somewhat harder material from. Hard to further say with certainty without examining, but it does not sound like skin cancer. ...Read more

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Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer??

Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer??

Doubtful: Sounds like sebaceous cysts based on your description but you should seek further evaluation. Typical skin cancers do not produce secretions. ...Read more