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Can an ocular melanoma tumor be surgically removed without radiation therapy or removing my eye?

Can an ocular melanoma tumor be surgically removed without radiation therapy or removing my eye?

Ask your specialist: That is a very specific question which can't be answered without a lot of information which we can't share in a forum like this. Seek out an institution and physician team with experience in ocular melanoma. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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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Is laser tattoo removal harmful for the eyes?

Is laser tattoo removal harmful for  the eyes?

Yes: This is a laser that can cause blindness and other i related problems. It is critically important that you wear appropriate eye protection during your treatment and do not have treatments performed over your eyes. ...Read more

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Could laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

Could laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

So far no: The immune system eats at your ink and if you look at your nodes they will have tiny flecks of ink in them. Tattoos have been around thousands of years no notable cancers. Lasers break up the ink into small particles ad speed up the immune process. There is no proof tht the inc load causes cancer however some speculation a to yellow ink causing some cellular chage. ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

Can laser tattoo removal  cause cancer?

No: There are a variety of lasers in use today, used to remove tattoo ink, and to treat brown spots, spider veins, wrinkles, and skin tightening. Some lasers are useful to treat pre-cancerous lesions. These lasers do not increase the chance for cancer. ...Read more

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Is laser removal of lens transplant abrasion painful?

Is laser removal of lens transplant abrasion painful?

Eye abrasion: Any eye abrasion is painful, but why do you expect an abrasion from removing and replacing your lens. That can occur, but usually does not. Even so, it would normally be relatively minor and heal in a day or two. ...Read more

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Does Photo-Therapeutic Keratectomy surgery fully remove scars from the cornea? Will my cornea look normal again after surgery?

Does Photo-Therapeutic Keratectomy surgery fully remove scars from the cornea? Will my cornea look normal again after surgery?

PTK is successful: PTK is a laser treatment to remove scars on the surface of the cornea....It has been very successful but has limitations...Keep us posted.. Dr.Sibley ...Read more

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Best under eye laser treatment recommended for removal of wrinkles ?

Best under eye laser treatment recommended for removal of wrinkles ?

See Plastic Surgeon: The trade name of a laser or light therapy machine is not what gives you the result. It always is and this will remain true in the future too - is the innate ability of your plastic or aesthetic surgeon to use that tool that will ultimately give you the result that you desire. See a qualified surgeon. ...Read more

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DCIS calcifications ,biopsy itself removed all bad cells, lumpectomy pathology that followed 100% cancer free, radiation to aggressive?44 yr old.

DCIS calcifications ,biopsy itself removed all bad cells, lumpectomy pathology that followed  100%  cancer free, radiation to aggressive?44 yr old.

Depends: Two important other pieces of information are what the "grade" of the DCIS was which implies how aggressive it might be, and how much normal tissue was between the edge of what was removed and the DCIS. Both of these are taken into consideration when evaluating the role of radiation therapy for DCIS. Talk to your oncologist, your surgeon, and your radiation oncologist for more details. ...Read more

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Can getting noncancerous moles removed prevent melanoma?

Can getting noncancerous moles removed prevent melanoma?

NO: It only accomplishes removal of the moles. One prevents melanoma by careful avoidance of sun damage as a youth (think of the teen years), not using tobacco products and having a negative family history. If you have many moles, it is wise to seek an annual dermatology consultation with biopsy of suspicious lesions. ...Read more

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Has anyone done eye surgery to remove a pinguecula?

Has anyone done eye surgery to remove a pinguecula?

Yes: Surgical removal of a pinguecula is possible, but not always necessary. It may be treated with drops as well. Sometimes, no treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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I have non-cancerous moles on face, and I want to remove. Which procedure won't leave scars: cryogenic mole removal or radio-frequency mole removal?

I have non-cancerous moles on face, and I want to remove. 
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 cryogenic mole removal or radio-frequency mole removal?

Plastic Surgeon: They all can produce a scar. You want to remove the mole in its entirety to make sure the entire lesion is benign. Get a plastic surgeon to do it if you want to minimize potential scaring. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

It depends...: If your doctor is a contracted member of your insurance plan, and your deductible and co-insurance level is reasonable, the cost should be nominal. Ask your doctor's office staff the check your benefits and provide you with an out-of-pocket estimate. This should be pretty close to your exact cost. ...Read more

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How should squamous cell carcinoma from a 2.5 cm. Breast tumor h-2 be treated after removal?

How should squamous cell carcinoma from a 2.5 cm. Breast tumor h-2 be treated after removal?

Very rare: Primary squamous cell cancer of the breast is very rare and less than 0.1% of breast cancers. It is reported as aggressive, often requires mastectomy, and there are few reports of trying platinum based chemotherapy agents. May need to seek information from a nationally recognized oncology center such as md anderson, or seek an oncologist in your area that has connections with a recognized center. ...Read more

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What health conditions threaten a successful recovery after scar revision & mole removal?

What health conditions threaten a successful recovery after scar revision & mole removal?

Immunosuppression: In addition to diabetics, patients who are immunocompromised (ie: hiv, organ transplants, chemotherapy for cancer, etc.) also have slower healing and increased risk of infection. ...Read more

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Could HPV and cancer cells inside the cervix be removed with laser treatments?

Could HPV and cancer cells inside the cervix be removed with laser treatments?

Yes: While cancer of the cervix is best handled by a cone resection which allows proper evaluation of depth of in-situ penetration into the basement membrane, much of the endocervical area can be removed by laser but would require close re evaluation to make sure recurrent disease doesn appear. ...Read more

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I've had a small squamous cell carcinoma of the eye removed (<5mm). Treatment with mitomycin during removal only. Any suggested follow up procedures?

I've had a small squamous cell carcinoma of the eye removed (<5mm). Treatment with mitomycin during removal only. Any suggested follow up procedures?

Follow up needed!: The nice thing here is that you can be followed up clinically and observed. Follow your surgeon's directions. Should likely be seen every 4-6 months for a 2 years or so. If no recurrence, then at least annually! ...Read more

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Had spitz nevi removed due togrowing rapidly. Biopsy required deeper excision. Now long mole has grown on top of scar n several smaller moles around.

Had spitz nevi removed due togrowing rapidly. Biopsy required deeper excision. Now long mole has grown on top of scar n several smaller moles around.

Nevi: I think it is very important you recheck with the dermatologist about the biopsy report and you too must report your new nevi to the dematologist who performed the biopsy as soon as possible. ...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


Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more