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Are there different kinds of birthmarks?

Yes: There are quite a few. Some are common and quite innocent,some are rare and may signal significant internal problems could occur. ...Read more

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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Do doctors know of different types of skin cancer?

Do doctors know of different types of skin cancer?

Yes : Skin cancers can be divided into melanoma and non-melanoma. The non melanoma skin cancers (nmsc) commonly include basal cell & squamous cell carcinomas. Other rare nmsc include merkel cell. Extramammary paget's disease, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, mycosis fungoides to name a few. You can visit http://skincancer.Org for trusted information. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of colon cancer?

Are there different kinds of colon cancer?

Yes: Colon cancer has different variances depending on the appearance of cancer cells and production of mucin. ...Read more

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What are some of the different types of scrotum cancer?

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What are some of the different types of scrotum cancer?

Here are some...: For daily concern, go to get checked ASAP if you have a growing and / or ulcerating mass on the sac or a palpable mass inside the sac. To get these done right has not to be hard by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. If needed, excisional biopsy may be done for microscopic exam. If on the sac, squamous cell carcinoma is commonest; if inside, seminoma is #1 ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of acne?

Are there different kinds of acne?

Yes and no: Severity, location, and precipitating factors. For example, the bench-press guy with acne only on his upper arms and back can describe it as "acne mechanica". It's all managed on the same principles -- start easy, but use whatever is required. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of kidney cancer?

Are there different kinds of kidney cancer?

Yes: The two major types of kidney cancers are: (a) arising from renal tubules, renal cell carcinoma, is the more common of the two, (b) tumors arising from the pelvic epithelium, transitional cell carcinomas. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of color blindness?

Are there different kinds of color blindness?

Yes: the most common type is red-green,which is passed from a female to a male.Only the male is color blind,the female is the carrier and passes it to the male. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of nevus, and are certain kinds at high risk for turning cancerous?

What are the different kinds of nevus, and are certain kinds at high risk for turning cancerous?

Dozens: There are dozens of nevi -- although compound nevus and intradermal nevus are the most common acquired nevi. A dysplastic nevus (clark nevus) has the potential to be melanoma in a limited number of cases. In general, though, nevi are not pre-cancerous lesions. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of cancer?

What are the different kinds of cancer?

Cancers are...: classified by the type of cell or tissue from which they arise. This is determined by microscopic examination of a biopsy by a pathologist. Cancers of epithelial cells (which line the skin and organ surfaces) are called carcinomas, and are the most common. Sarcomas arise from connective tissues are less common, as are cancers of blood cells like leukemia and lymphoma. Many subtypes exist. ...Read more

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Are there different types of anal cancer?

Are there different types of anal cancer?

Anal cancer: Yes different types of anal cancer are based on cell type seen under the microscope when biopsy is taken. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of keloid scars?

What are the different kinds of keloid scars?

Keloids: Flat keloids, refer to those keloids that are not rising significantly above the skin level and do not forms keloid tumors or nodules in the skin. Cases of flat keloids are seen mostly among asians, light colored individuals and europeans. Individuals with dark color skin, africans and african americans can also have flat keloids. ...Read more

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Are people with a vast number of moles at risk of skin cancer?

Are people with a vast number of moles at risk of skin cancer?

Needs checked: The areas need to be checked by your physician especially if there are changes to moles such as thickening, changes in pigmentation, bleeding etc. ...Read more

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What are the types of tumors for melanoma?

4 main types: Most melanomas are called superficial spreading. Theyt tend to start by growing in the top planes of the skin and then go deeper. Nodular melanomas begin their vertical growth phase (burrowing deeper) earlier. Lentigo maligna are often on the face in the elderly and may be large. Acral lentiginous melanomas begin in fingers or toes and sometimes in the nonpigmented areas in dark-skinned people. ...Read more

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Are there different types of breast cancer? How many different types of breast cancer are there?

Are there different types of breast cancer? How many different types of breast cancer are there?

See below: Main types are non-invasive or invasive. Then there can be lobular or ductal forms of these non-invasive (in situ), or invasive cancers. There are then variations of hormone receptor positive or negative, her2/neu positive or negative, and then many variations of cell type, aggressiveness, and dna variations too. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of GI cancers?

Many: Oral cancer/pharyngeal/esophageal/stomach/pancreatic/liver/colon/rectal/endocrine cancers (usually related to the pancreas). Histologically there are squamous cell cancers, adenocarcinomas, stomal cancers, lymphomas etc. Etc. ...Read more

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Are there different types of breast cancer?

Are there different types of breast cancer?

Yes w/ongoing evol.: Current thinking has identified different subtypes of breast cancer based on their cellular origin and genetic makeup - luminal (phenobarbital) a, luminal (phenobarbital) b, her2 overexpressing, and basal-like/triple negative. This is beginning to allowed more targetted therapy. Moving forward, molecular analysis and microarray genomic analysis may allow even more specificity. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of stroke?

Are there different kinds of stroke?

Yes: Strokes can be classified as hemorrhagic or ischemic. A hemorrhagic stroke is where there is bleeding in and amongst the environs of the brain. Ischemic strokes are the result of blockage or diminished flow to regions of the brain. Ultimately, a stroke is a pathological alteration of brain blood flow. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of color blindness?

What are the different kinds of color blindness?

Several: The major ones are confusion of red and green/ blue and yellow/ and an off green and off red. Most common are subtle forms of these which allow major color differences to be seen. We test these with color confusion plates that are subtle and strong, to make the distinction. Color vision is also lost with advanced diseases like diabetes and retinitis pigmentosa. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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