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Melanoma Skin Cancer Moles
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
Should a mole show all of the abcde guides for melanoma or only one or two factors of them is enough to doubt about skin cancer?
Get a Derm Consult: Melanoma typically is pigmented and has a dark color. Basal cell cancer may have a pearly appearance to it. However, you should not take a chance trying to diagnosis this yourself. Melanoma is a deadly disease and early detection can lead to a cure. Delayed detection can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does Melanoma or any skin cancers appear on the skin for a few days, then disappear for a long time. Then reappear again? I have a mole doing this.
Learn your ABCD's: Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap. If you have a skin lesion which is growing, ulcerating, bleeding, or otherwise changing, get it seen as well for evaluation and possible biopsy. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not sure: I'm really not sure how to answer your question. If you have been diagnosed by a pathologist with "cancer moles" that could mean that you have skin cancer, but most doctors do not use a term like "cancer mole". Doctors usually use more specific terms like "squamous cell carcinoma", "basal cell carcinoma", "melanoma", etc. If you could tell me exactly what the pathologist said, i could explain. ...Read more
Yes: Most malignant melanomas arise on their own, but you should report any ugly change in a mole to your physician, and if in doubt, off it comes. ...Read more
Minimally: While skin cancer apps are getting more reliable, they are not yet sophisticated enough to replace an exam by a dermatologist with a dermatoscope and they certainly cannot replace the diagnostic accuracy of a biopsy. While consulting an app may be helpful, seeing a specialist is best to resolve your concerns. ...Read more
Are mole removing creams harmful? I wanna remove a natural mole. But can I be at higher risk of getting skin cancer for doing this? Im 16.
There's a soft small purple thing near my auns it has been there for 3 years never changed and no pain and 2 moles could it be skin cancer?
I have a lightly colored, brown mole which swells up a bit and turns to red after i scratch it. Is this normal, it this a type of skin cancer?
If a mole is sometimes itching but itching isn't persistent, this could be a sign of skin cancer? Knowing that the mole isn't perfectly symmetrical
Could this be skin cancer? I have a mole that recently appeared on my shoulder that is three different colors. I'm also very fair-skinned and a natural redhead, so i'm covered in freckles on my shoulder. The mole is clearish, and it looks as though the co
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