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Doctor insights on: Melanoma Awareness Day

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What breast cancer awareness events are on television?

What breast cancer awareness events are on television?

It is hard to find a: Tv only occasionally has sessions about breast cancer. Internet has plenty of information especially on a website made for the patients..It is called cancer.Net. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer 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 and ...Read more


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Dose basal cell cancer increase my risk for melanoma?

Dose basal cell cancer increase my risk for melanoma?

A little bit: Yes, but not a great deal. The good news is that surveillance for any skin cancer is the same. Examine your own skin regularly, and keep your scheduled appointments with your doctor or dermatologist. Notify them if you see any lesions which are concerning for skin cancer. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What's the highest survival rate for malignant melanoma?

What's the highest survival rate for malignant melanoma?

Depends on depth: The prognosis for melanoma depends greatly on the stage at diagnosis. In the absence of spread to lymph nodes or other sites, the depth of the melanoma is the most important factor which predicts outcome. The deeper the tumor invades the more risk of it spreading/recurring. I caught early, melanoma is very curable. Discuss the case in question with your dermatologist or oncologist. ...Read more

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How to help spread awareness during breast cancer week?

How to help spread awareness during breast cancer week?

Yes you can: By visiting woman groups , conducting breast examination clinics trough your local medical facilities , educating advantages of early diagnosis , teaching self examination techniques , encouraging to visit their doctor , and annual mammographies etc you can early diagnosis saves lives . Good luck in your mission. ...Read more

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When is breast cancer awareness month?

When is breast cancer awareness month?

October: October is the Breast cancer awareness month. Just remember every woman should make every month a breast cancer awareness month for herself and her loved ones. ...Read more

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Are home BP digital machines accurate? Mine keeps giving the irregular heart rate symbol at least once a day.

Are home BP digital machines accurate? Mine keeps giving the irregular heart rate symbol at least once a day.

Yes: They are usually quite accurate. But if it gives you constant error message it may have some malfunction issues. ...Read more

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29yo. Pat grndmthr diagnosis Breast Cancer@24yo. Ovarian cx@age 34& took her@68yo.Inherent odds? +Ive virtually zero chest, size <34A-change my odds?

29yo. Pat grndmthr diagnosis Breast Cancer@24yo. Ovarian cx@age 34& took her@68yo.Inherent odds? +Ive virtually zero chest, size <34A-change my odds?

Hereditary CA: With grandma having both cancers at a young age, and both ca being the ones linked to a gene you should talk to your doctor about testing and what you would do differently if positive. Also see if you can get more family history data. That would help a lot. Size of your breasts won't really matter. Gather info, calculate risks, and stay on top of screening. ...Read more

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Heart skips every day around 5:30pm , what could cause that precision ,?

Heart skips every day around 5:30pm , what could cause that precision ,?

Interesting: Are you resting every day around that time when you would be more likely to notice it then when you would be more active? They could be occurring at other times when you are not noticing it. There are some simple tests that can determine if this is the case. If it is truly happening only once a day and precisely at 5:30 it would be reportable, and for that I don't have a good answer. ...Read more

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On bc for 4-5 months.Past month sore breasts, large darker nipples, headaches, exhaustion & weird appetite.Never missed a day bs daylight savings.Prego?

On bc for 4-5 months.Past month sore breasts, large darker nipples, headaches, exhaustion & weird appetite.Never missed a day bs daylight savings.Prego?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Sex on day 26 of 30 day cycle, took Plan B within 17 hours, what is the chance of pregnancy?

Sex on day 26 of  30 day cycle, took Plan B within 17 hours, what is the chance of pregnancy?

Slim: If your cycles are normally 30 days you would normally ovulate around day 15-16 or your cycle. The opportunity for fertilization after ovulation is probably less than 48 hours so day 26 you would be most likely safe. ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) almst 3.5 weeks 20 mg & never take it at the same time. Some ups & downs in mood/anxiety but overall doing well. Is same time a day important?

Lexapro (escitalopram) almst 3.5 weeks 20 mg & never take it at the same time. Some ups & downs in mood/anxiety but overall doing well. Is same time a day important?

Probably no effect : If you have taken Lexapro (escitalopram) daily for at least a week, then your blood level has reached what is called steady state & varying the timing on any given day after one week probably will not make a difference. Steady state depends on half-life (among other things), which is roughly 30 hours. This means it takes 30 hours for your body to metabolize half of the Lexapro (escitalopram) dose taken. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Disorganized activity of 7-8 c/sec alpha theta mix with delta waves nearly symetrical & synchronous over both hemisphere general cerebral dysrhythmia?

Disorganized activity of 7-8 c/sec alpha theta mix with delta waves nearly symetrical & synchronous over both hemisphere
general cerebral dysrhythmia?

Question?: If you are trying to assess the meaning of this EEG finding, it is best to go over it with your ordering physician. The EEG is meaningless without a clinical context, which presumably is why it was ordered. Speak to the ordering physician. ...Read more

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Is malignant breast tumor may decrease in size? I've had 2 breast ultrasounds with 19 days interval. The lesion decrease from 2.78 x2.3 to 1.2 x .9

Is malignant breast tumor may decrease in size? I've had 2 breast ultrasounds with 19 days interval. The lesion decrease from 2.78 x2.3 to 1.2 x .9

Not cancer: The rule for any malignancy in the body is that if left alone it will grow on you. A tumor, especially of breast origin can not decrease by almost 50% and still represent a malignant process unless under the influence of a chemotherapeutic or immunotherapeutic process. The lesion must for the most part be an inflammatory process. in this case a fibrocytic process. ...Read more

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How often is melanoma 1-2 mm?

How often is melanoma 1-2 mm?

Quite common: Most melanomas in the US are diagnosed when they have thickness of 1mm to 3mm) are diagnosed in about 30% of patients and carry an intermediate prognosis with a risk of recurrence between 15-30%. ...Read more

Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

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