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Melanoma On Arm
My dermatologist found a melanoma on my arm. She will remove it tomorrow, how long till I know how serious it is?
Less than a week: If most of the lesion was sampled with a biopsy first then the severity or stage of the melanoma is known. Melanoma in situ and thin melanomas are excised with appropriate margins and the cure rate is extremely high. Once the dermatologist removes the lesion with appropriate margins there is a small chance that the pathologist may upstage the melanoma. It takes about a week to get results back. ...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
Would melanoma from upper arm (pt2a 1.3mm superficial spreading, no ulceration) spread to node under chin?
Melanoma and eye exams. My father had a zero stage melanoma removed from his arm about 5 years ago. Should he be seeing an eye doctor regularly to check for melanoma in his eye tissue? I keep trying to get him to the eye doctor - he clearly needs glasse
Sure: It is unlikely that he will develop melanoma in the eye. But he should definitely see his eye for an exam and to get those glasses. Also he should be seeing a dermatologist several times a year. Once you develop on melanoma, you are more likely to develop more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a surgery to remove melanoma, 2 years ago. It was in my upperarm. Now i'm having bad pain in my arm right arm and can barely lift it. I also have factor 5. What should I do?
I have a small colourless lump on the top of my arm for 4wks. It has got slightly bigger in that time. I am concerned it might be a nodular melanoma
I'm concerned I may have melanoma. I have multiple moles bothering me as well as other symptoms/signs. The one on my arm has changed from one small dark spot on it to 3 dark spots at least. The area around it and now and now pretty much my entire body is
Dermatological eval: See your dermatologist to find out what this is. ...Read more
Melanoma/bruise: Melanoma can appear anywhere. The color is usually dark brown/black and irregular. Melanomas can be flat or a bump but don't usually have a bruise unless there has been trauma to the area on top of it. A bruise is caused by bleeding under the skin. A bruise can become dark, but eventually becomes lighter, green and then yellow. It will go away. If the lesion bleeds or gets larger, see a doc ...Read more
Pinkish red pimple like bump on my arm. What are the odds of nodular melanoma appearing this way? It has been there about a week.
Bump : A red bump of short duration may represent a pimple or cyst to name a couple of diagnoses. If the lesion persists for more than a few weeks , it should be diagnosed by a dermatologist to make sure it is not a nodular melanoma (typically but not always black in color ) or basal cell carcinoma (bleeding , pearly, non healing growth). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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