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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
Melanoma means "black tumor" are the majority of them dark in color?
Also, are they always more than one color?
4 main types: Most melanomas are called superficial spreading. Theyt tend to start by growing in the top planes of the skin and then go deeper. Nodular melanomas begin their vertical growth phase (burrowing deeper) earlier. Lentigo maligna are often on the face in the elderly and may be large. Acral lentiginous melanomas begin in fingers or toes and sometimes in the nonpigmented areas in dark-skinned people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with melanoma in situ 1 year ago. Tumor and margins were removed. What are my chances of reoccurance or developing a second primary? Scared
I have suspected metastatic tumor in liver (7.7cm via mri) from choroidal melanoma. My lft's are low. Are lft's significant and relevant? Is a low lft count good/bad? I am awaiting biopsy results.
My mom is getting a CT scan for a mass, which might be a tumor, and she has melanoma; what are her choices?
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?
Many: First the otc products. These include toothpaste and rinse as well as the whitening strips. These along with good oral hygiene can get you a few shades lighter if you do not have dark/deep stains. Professional products include in-office, "power", bleaching as well as take home trays. The trays are typically a sufficent option and will get you up to 8-10 shades lighter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more