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Can you tell me are black moles a sign of cancer in young children?

Can you tell me are black moles a sign of cancer in young children?

Biopsy: The only definitive way to confirm suspicious lesions will be with biopsy of the lesion. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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I'm wondering what are testicular cancer signs or symptoms and treatment options?

I'm wondering what are testicular cancer signs or symptoms and treatment options?

Testicular mass: A mass attached to the testis, usually painless, is the first symptom / sign and probably the only one until there is severe disseminated disease. Surgery will be removal of the testis, likely followed by radiation and/or chemotherapy with the likelihood of a cure. "natural" remedies won't cure but may offer some comfort. Untreated, every cancer will eventually kill the patient. ...Read more

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Is that healthy taking 80mg pantoprazole plus 40mg famotidine for a long time ?I have losing my weight unintended by about 10 kg , so is cancer signs?

Is that healthy taking 80mg pantoprazole plus 40mg famotidine for a long time ?I have losing my weight unintended by about 10 kg , so is cancer signs?

Gastroduodenal ulcer: Not necessarily cancer. Need to get tested for h pylori + peptic ulcer and get on antibiotics for 2 weeks is you have this. Neuroendocrine tumor such as zes is also possible after this much acid suppression for this long. You need an upper endoscopy and internal med/gi eval. ...Read more

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What are the early stomach cancer signs and symptoms?

What are the early stomach cancer signs and symptoms?

Sometimes none: Unfortunately, early on there may be no symptoms; most symptoms of gastric cancer are signs of advanced disease. These symptoms can include indigestion, nausea or vomiting, difficulty swallowing, feeling full after eating only a little, loss of appetite, black tarry stools, bloody vomit, and weight loss. ...Read more

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1st Scope revealed hyperplastic polyps but pill cam showed lesions small bowels. 2nd GI said no cancer signs but waiting on labs. Should I be worried?

1st Scope revealed hyperplastic polyps but pill cam showed lesions small bowels. 2nd GI said no cancer signs but waiting on labs. Should I be worried?

Await biopsy result: That is the point of endoscopy: to see if th e re are any abnormalities, take tissue samples and wait for the pathologist to make a definitive dx ...Read more

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My mole/freckle has changed within the past month and this is a sign of cancer?

My mole/freckle has changed within the past month and this is a sign of cancer?

Changing mole: Only a physician will be able to decide that. See your doctor and if there is any question, it should be biopsied. ...Read more

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What are the signs that a mole is skin cancer?

What are the signs that a mole is skin cancer?

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more

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Is a mole always a sign that a skin cancer will develop?

Nope: Most moles are not cancerous, and will not turn into cancer. Melanomas are dangerous, and can look like a mole. Watch for moles w/ abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole like that, get it checked out asap. Any skin lesion which is growing, ulcerating, bleeding, or otherwise changing, get seen as well. ...Read more

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Is a mole a sign of skin cancer or it can be a sign of other types of cancer ?

Is a mole a sign of  skin cancer or it can be a sign of other types of cancer ?

Most often not!: There are many different moles or lesions that present on the skin during a persons lifetime. The vast majority are benign and of no consequence except for maybe appearance concerns. However there are certain moles or skin lesions that need to be evaluated because of their characteristics. Color changes, inflammation, enlargement are all things that should be checked by a physician ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more