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Are melanoma masses in the brain treated the same as brain cancer?

Are melanoma masses in the brain treated the same as brain cancer?

No: Melanoma masses in the brain can be treated with either open surgery or radiosurgery. These are managed differently than primary brain cancers. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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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 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?

Unclear: It is unclear how this is known to be hereditary. The place to start is meeting with a genetic counselor to understand the family history and any (?) testing (not always needed) that may be done. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have heard of brain, colon, lung, and skin cancer but I have never heard of heart cancer?

I have heard of brain, colon, lung, and skin cancer but I have never heard of heart cancer?

Cancer: There are cancers of every tissue in the body. Cardiac cancer may be primary(from the heart) or it can be secondary(cells from another organ or tissue). ...Read more

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Could it be melanoma or any other cancer?

Could it be melanoma or any other cancer?

Can't tell: I'm not sure if you loaded a picture of whatever is concerning you but regardless, if you have any lesion on the skin that looks suspicious or has changed noticeably, please see your family doc or dermatologist. Sometimes you cannot tell by just looking at it. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the causes of melanoma cancers?

Doctors, what are the causes of melanoma cancers?

Sun exposure: Melanoma is mainly caused by sun exposure (this includes tanning beds). People with fair skin are more prone to developing it. There are also some rare genetic disorders that can also predispose you to getting melanoma. The best way to prevent it is to avoid prolonged sun exposure and use sunblock lotion. ...Read more

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Is there a melanoma cancer walk or a melanoma society?

Is there a melanoma cancer walk or a melanoma society?

Yes: Melanoma is a lethal disease if untreated, early detection and excision will cure melanoma.Awareness and education is essential to cure, which is done by melanoma walks in your local area, several organisations like melanoma research alliance, melanoma.Org etc contact your local american society office for more information or your local hospital. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get melanoma eye cancer at any age?

Is it possible to get melanoma eye cancer at any age?

Yes: Unfortunately ocular melanoma can strike anyone. If you experience any vision changes see your eye md at once, because ocular melanoma can metastasize to the liver and kill. ...Read more

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Might malignant melanomas cause weight loss in cancer patients?

Might malignant melanomas cause weight loss in cancer patients?

If large can consume: Melanomas, like any cancer, will consume calories at the expense of healthy tissue in addition to suppressing appetite. ...Read more

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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


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