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With doc finding 2x3cm tumor near pul vien, spine, aorta area do I ask for biopsy no matter what they find on pet next week? Had melonoma & cervical b4.
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
With doc finding 2x3cm tumor near pul vien, spine, aorta area do I ask for biopsy no matter what they find on cat next week? Had melonoma & cervical b4.
Biopsy is reasonable: Based on the information you provided, a biopsy is certainly reasonable. There would be 3 ways you could get a biopsy. One would be an endoscopic ultrasound (eus), another would be a ct-guided biopsy, and the last would be a thorascopic (surgical) biopsy. Check with your oncologist and surgeon to see what is the safest method for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin cancer: Melanoma is a cancer that develops in the melanocytes, pigmented cells of the outer layer of skin. While it is related to sun and uv radiation, it is possible to get melanoma in areas that receive minimal sun exposure. Melanoma is generally considered the most dangerous form of skin cancer, more likely to metastasize than the more common basal or squamous cell cancers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sun exposure plus ..: Although everyone is at some risk for melanoma, several factors such as: sun exposure, number of moles on the skin, your skin type and family history (genetics) can increase your risk for melanoma. Please visit www.Skincancer.Org for more indepth information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hopefully: If the lesion is superficial, only excision of the skin site is needed. If it is deeper then removal of one or more of the lymph nodes in the area is usually recommended. If there is lymph node involvement, chemotherapyay help improve survival. Seek treatment at a center with experience in melanoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sun protection!: Taking care of your skin is key to long term health and prevention of melanoma and other skin cancers. Regular and repeated use of sunblock as well as wide brim hats and sun rated long sleeve shirts and pants all will protect your skin and keep you looking younger as well. If you have a strong family history of melanoma or skin cancer, have a dermatologist give you a thorough exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers