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Get it checked: Anytime there is a change in the character of a mole in terms of size, color or pain it should be evaluated by a dermatologist or family doctor. Red color indicates blood from increased growth or trauma. There are some growths that are primarily vascular and can be treated with laser instead of excision. ...Read more
Depends: Basal cell carcinoma is curable as long as the cells are completely removed. The best chance of doing this is with mohs micrographic surgery. Occasionally it's not possible to remove the tumor completely because it's already invaded into the nerves. In this case the cancer can recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?
Had mole shaved and it was benign. Has grown back in 3 months. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?
Yes but not usual: When a mole (or nevus) is shaved, frequently the depth of the shave is not deep enough to remove all of the melanin or pigment producing cells. This is why the lesion grows back. If instead, a full thickness excision is done, all of the involved skin is removed and the lesion will not re-grow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Biopsy shows spitz nevus cells under another type of benign mole. Melenoma can't be ruled out yet. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?
Yes: In fact, this is fairly common. No one knows where spitz nevus leaves off and a melanoma capable of metastasizing begins. This is one of the hardest calls in pathology, and some say it's impossible. The burning question will be whether to do additional surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: two-thirds of the existing in vitro studies have reported some degree of increased chromosomal breakage following exposure to illicit or pure lsd. With one exception, these changes were observed with concentrations of lsd and durations of exposure that far exceeded the dosages commonly used in humans. In none of the studies was there a clear dosage-response relationship. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A skin cancer can appear suddenly overnight or be very slow growing or appear in a previously benign lesion. It can appear in previously completely normal skin and pop up suddenly and grow aggressively fast, or be slow growing. It can occur within a mole that you had for many years and then change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: A hydratidiform mole occurs in a molar pregnancy. This is an abnormal form of pregnancy where a egg that had lost its dna becomes fertilized by sperm (complete mole) or an egg becomes fertilized by two sperm or a sperm that has duplicated itself (partial mole). Molar pregnancies occur randomly, in about 1/1000 pregnancies, and cannot survive. They can develop into choriocarcinoma, a form of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer