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Melanoma Masses Brain Treated Cancer
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
My mom died of brain tumor that was cancer, is it herietary and I also had melanoma skin cancer 3 years ago, does my chances increase because of it?
My grandpa has brain lesions and 1 Is bleeding Into his brain. He is In his 80s n has been pretty healthy but has had a few strokes. Skin cancer 2?
AdvanceCarePlanning: I'm sorry to hear that your grandpa's not feeling so well right now. What's your question? I'd want to know how he's doing. People can have brain lesions & bleeding into their brain and still be relatively ok, living at home. Or they could be sick and in the hospital. If he can tell you what he wants, now is best time to ask about his healthcare & quality of life goals. Keep fighting or hospice? ...Read more
When someone is dying of cancer (in this case metastatic melanoma), do they begin to get dementia?
What is the mechanism in which cancer kills? Do the masses interfere with proper organ function? Or do cancers put off toxins in the body? Or what?
How doesCA kill: Cancer cells grow,requiring energy, disrupting normal organ function and can even growing into vital structures like blood vessels.Left untxed CA will essentially drain the person, why they loose wt, and eat into adjacent organs. It can also spread gaining access to other organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two small soft tissue masses found in my nasopharynx. what is the chance they are cancer given that my brother has been diagnosed for NPC recently?
Unlikely: But possible. Brother with NPC does not really raise your risk unless of course you share the same risk factors. Your doc should have been able to look at these on CT scan or on nasopharyngoscope and give you a better read. A good look is better than any risk factor analysis.... ...Read more
Aggressive cancer: Melanoma develops from melanocytes cells of the lower layers in the skin. These cells produce pigments and the color of skin. When they form into cancer it can grow radially and deeply which can be dangerous as it can subsequently spread to other areas of the body. There are genetic predispositions as well as ultraviolet radiation exposure and sunburns are risk factors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin exam: Skin cancer screening is very important, particularly in high risk people who have positive family history of skin cancer, who easily burn, who have had many sun burns in their youth, who have fair complexion, who smoke, who live in sunny climates, who use sun tan salons, and who have many atypical moles. A dermatologist is an expert who can evaluate your skin and provide treatment if necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin exams: Complete skin examinations at least four times a year. Once you develop one melanoma, you are at risk for developing an additional melanoma. Also depending on the level of risk associated with your particular melanoma imaging may be ordered to assess for the development of distant disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Melanoma iscancer of melanocytes. Melanocytesare cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the ...Read more
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