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Is A Mole Always A Sign That A Skin Cancer Will Develop
Nope: Most moles are not cancerous, and will not turn into cancer. Melanomas are dangerous, and can look like a mole. Watch for moles w/ abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole like that, get it checked out asap. Any skin lesion which is growing, ulcerating, bleeding, or otherwise changing, get seen as well. ...Read moreSee 13 more doctor answers
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
HairyAin'tScary-Yet: Advances in melanoma diagnostics indicate that this is a misconception.When a hairy mole becomes a melanoma, the hairs persist. It is only later, when malignant cells advance, that the root of the hair is destroyed & then,good-bye hairs.So you're back to square one: hair or no hair,it can convert to a cancer, so watch for size,color or shape changes & if anything concerns you, get it*seen*by a doc ...Read more
Check out the links : Below and it will tell u the abcd rule of identifying skin cancer, how to prevent it and its treatment. Have a great day! http://m.Cbsnews.Com/blogsstorysynopsis.Rbml?Feed_id=71&catid=20055009&videofeed=null http://images.Search.Yahoo.Com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=onesearch&va=skin+cancer. ...Read more
In Certain families: A dysplastic nevus is the term for a biopsy appearance of the pigmented lesion under the microscope - cells with atypia. The lesion itself to the naked eye or under magnification has asymmetry, irregular border, & different pigment colors. Only with pathology can one be sure that the nevus has not become an active melanoma. Families with many dysplastic nevi are at increased risk of melanomas. ...Read more
Most often not!: There are many different moles or lesions that present on the skin during a persons lifetime. The vast majority are benign and of no consequence except for maybe appearance concerns. However there are certain moles or skin lesions that need to be evaluated because of their characteristics. Color changes, inflammation, enlargement are all things that should be checked by a physician ...Read more
A normal brown mole turned red and throbbing with pus overnight. Is it possible to get a mole infected or is it a deadly nodular melanoma?
It is possible to: irritate a mole, so apply some topical ointment and a bandaid and get in to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. It may just be infected ...Read more
ABCD melanoma: When in doubt, ask your pmd to check on the mole for you to confirm. It will be suspicious if there is change in the size ( gets bigger), looks asymmetric, has different colors, irregular border and if you have symptoms like bleeding, itches etc. The image here gives you an example how the melanoma looks like. However sometimes, the abnormality is not that dramatic. Ask your doctor to check it. ...Read more
When a mole resembles melanoma at first glance, how can a dermatologist determine that it's not from looking at it with a dermatoscope?
When suspicious,biop: If the mole is Atypical and changing in color or size and is irregular and about the size more than a pencil eraser, A biopsy is done for microscopic examination. A clinical diagnosis including Dermatoscopic exam is not totally reliable in most cases. If the mole is small, it can be watched and monitored for any changes in size color or borders. A change indicates likely diagnosis is Melanoma. ...Read more
Yes: Change in the color, size, margins, bleeding, nodule formation may indicate transformation of a mole/beauty mark to melanoma. The patient is urged to see her/his doctor for examination and if warranted, removal of the lesion to be examined by a pathologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See you doctor: It is not practical to tell without examining the lesion. ...Read more
Picked on a mole consistently thinking it was a scab and it ended up creating an actual scab and disappearing after peeling. Is this a sign of malignancy or can this occur? can picking cause cancer?
Not really: This can occur either way if recurs seek a doctor for wide excision. Otherwise you shaved a mole without a doctor. I all is well and this helped. ...Read more
Would a PET/CT scan easily show that a person had a hernia even though the pathologist is looking for a cancerous tumor? Would it be noticeable?
Should not be: That has nothing to do with that, signs would be an abnormal pap or bleeding in between periods or bleeding after intercourse the latter 2 are non specific though, the best way to diagnose is with pap and then cervical biopsy or leep cone if necessary if you are worried please see your gyn at 47 u can start to skip periods due to peri-menopasue. ...Read more
Sightly increased...: There is a slightly increased risk of breast cancer with lobular neoplasia, but the majority of women with this diagnosis do not get breast cancer. Some sites describe a 7 to 11 times increased risk for future breast cancer. Tamoxifen may be a consideration for breast cancer prevention. See a breast specialist and consider genetic testing for breast cancer risk analysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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