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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

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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I have a lump under my mole and it only hurts if I press on it or squeeze it. My grandpa and aunt have melanoma and sister has the other kind?

Get Medcheck up: Any lump associated with a mole can be a Melanoma. This requires a medical examination from a doctor familiar with diagnosis and treatments for Melanoma, preferably a dermatologist provided you can obtain an appointment in less than 2 weeks. it will likely require excision/Biopsy for microscopic examination. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my back 7mm wide and it has a lump grown within the mole. My mum died of melanoma. Should I be worried?

I have a mole on my back 7mm wide and it has a lump grown within the mole. My mum died of melanoma. Should I be worried?

Concerned, yes.: You should be concerned if you notice a change in a mole. Melanoma risk might not be directly inherited, but skin complexion is. Fair skin and sun exposure are strong risk factors. Melanoma is one of the most common cancers in younger adults. Since early melanoma is fairly easily diagnosed and eminently curable, don't waste time getting a professional opinion and biopsy diagnosis. ...Read more

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I found a waxy skin colored lump on a mole last month and I made a doctors appointment for next month if this is melanoma is this too long of a wait?

Not necessarily.: Based on your description, it does not seem like you have melanoma. However, without a pic, I cannot say for sure. I agree that a change in your mole means you should get it looked at. If you are really worried about it, go to an urgent care center or ER. Or, call your primary care doc and see if he can see you sooner to get your mole examined. ...Read more

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Lump between breasts, history of melanoma, malignant mole removed from directly across the location of the lump. Any chance it's just a cyst?

Lump between breasts, history of melanoma, malignant mole removed from directly across the location of the lump. Any chance it's just a cyst?

Wrong question: Please forgive my frankness. The only question you need to ask is, "Could it be CANCER?" With your cancer history, and the fact that this is a dominant mass where there's possibly breast tissue, you need to get seen. Period. Pick up the phone now. To be brave, act brave. We'll be thinking of you, and if it's benign / nothing / a lipoma / a cyst, you're a stronger and more skilled person. ...Read more

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My mom is getting a CT scan for a mass, which might be a tumor, and she has melanoma; what are her choices?

My mom is getting a CT scan for a mass, which might be a tumor, and she has melanoma; what are her choices?

First evaluate mass: The mass may be normal and benign or malignant and a metastasis. Complete her evaluation and diagnostic studies tomhelpmdetermine the right course of action once more information is obtained. ...Read more

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Can my subungual melanoma spread to the bottom of my foot I have a new small brown lump on bottom of foot looks like a small mole wasn't there before?

Can my subungual melanoma spread to the bottom of my foot I have a new small brown lump on bottom of foot  looks like a small mole wasn't there before?

Yes it can : The answer is yes it can. It can spread to other areas of your body. But also, it is possible to be a second primary ( a second melanoma that is not a spread from the 1st melanoma). In any case, you should talk to your md/ dermatologist about this -have it checked and treated -asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more