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Lower Survival Rates Of Scalp And Neck Melanoma
29yo female. Diagnosed w/ melanoma in situ one year ago on lower leg. Now Swollen neck node x5 months. Chance it is related? Cbc, head & neck CT negat
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
If I had a melanoma on the back of my neck and it spread, which specific type of neck lymph nodes would it likely first spread to?
I have what looks like a freckel in my scalp a liitle more orange looking abiut 3mm by 3mm flat, I am having it checked in two weeks, melanoma?
Probably not: This is probably not melanoma but it is good that you are having it checked out particularly if it is new or if you think it has changed. Any lesion that is a-asymmetric, b- has irregular borders, c- has color variation, or d- looks different (is changing) should be considered suspicious. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recently had two lesions removed from scalp (6mm and 4mm) with various colors and fuzzy borders. Is there any chance they are not melanoma? So scared.
I had melanoma removed 7 years ago, second removed 2 years later, same region. Now have had hard non painful gland in neck for 6+ months. Concerning?
Melanoma: Yes it is! get in to see your primary care doctor without delay! good luck to you. ...Read more
My mom had melanoma on neck got it removed and didn't spread! I got a skin check and I need 4 biopsies in a month to be safe. Why so long to get it?
Your question?unclea: Not every mole needs to biopsied. An experienced physician/dermatologist exercises judgment and would only remove one or two suspicious lesions. You may benefit from seeing another doctor for a second opinion which will save you some money and avoid scars on your skin. ...Read more
I have hard, non-mobile, non-tender, lymph nodes under my neck for 2 months and a history of melanoma. Should i be worried?
Yes: Depending on where your melanoma was located and what prior treatment you received, your current lymphadenopathy may or may not be related to your history. Nevertheless, additional work-up and biopsy (by fine needle aspiration or core biopsy) may be recommended for definitive characterization. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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