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My doctor says I have a nevus in my eye. Will it become a cancer?

My doctor says I have a nevus in my eye. Will it become a cancer?

Possibly: Some locations of nevi are more likely than others to become cancers tha others. Watch all for changes. ...Read more

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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 was told I have a nevus in my eye. Follow up in a year. How often do these become cancer? I think the Dr said it was in the choroidal area?

I was told I have a nevus in my eye.  Follow up in a year.  How often do these become cancer? I think the Dr said it was in the choroidal area?

Very rare: I have never experienced one becoming a cancer but it does happen. Ask your eye professional about the chance. If it is stable over several years, they won't watch it very closely after that. ...Read more

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What are my chances of developing skin cancer if I had 2 premelanoma and 10 clarks moles? Fair skin, green eyes, no family history of cancer.

What are my chances of developing skin cancer if I had 2 premelanoma and 10 clarks moles? Fair skin, green eyes, no family history of cancer.

High: You'll do well to use a good sunscreen, and especially to continue to keep an eye on your skin. You've got a reasonable chance of getting a malignant melanoma one of these days, but if you've kept up proper surveillance and spot and remote it in time, you will probably save your life by doing so. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, recently small moles have been popping up on the right side of my face, specially around eyes (about 5 or 6). What causes this?

Hello Doctor, recently small moles have been popping up on the right side of my face, specially around eyes (about 5 or 6). What causes this?

Moles face: hello ~ "moles"on face. That is perhaps the one thing they are not because moles seldom suddenly appear in crops. I cannot tell you what they are because I cannot see them, which is a necessary pre-requisite for accurate diagnosis. Please go and see your GP or ask to see a dermatologist thanks ...Read more

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Could eye doctors check for eye cancer?

Could eye doctors check for eye cancer?

Yes: There are different possible cancer that can affect the eye. An ophthalmologist will evaluate the eye with different techniques and hopefully detect any abnormality. Make sure you tell him/her of any symptom. ...Read more

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How can I pick the best doctor to treat my eye cancer? I've just been diagnosed with eye cancer, and i'm not sure what to do. I know i need a doctor, and I have a couple of names, but i'm not sure what to ask them or how to recognize someone who will do a

How can I pick the best doctor to treat my eye cancer? I've just been diagnosed with eye cancer, and i'm not sure what to do. I know i need a doctor, and I have a couple of names, but i'm not sure what to ask them or how to recognize someone who will do a

There : There are different forms of "eye cancer." one could have a malignancy involving the eye surface or a cancer involing the inside of the ey (uveal melanoma). There are regional centers of excellence for the treatment of these rare conditions. If your eye doctor is up to speed, they should know your regions experts in this area. Often these individuals are associated with univeristies, but not always. While primary care specialists are tremendous resources when talking about your region's best systemic oncologists, I have found them not super helpful providing advice on where to go for "ocular oncology." therefore your best advice on where to go should come from an eye care professional. ...Read more

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My friend has a purple spot on the side of his nose, just down from his eye. He won't go to a doctor. Could it be skin cancer?

My friend has a purple spot on the side of his nose, just down from his eye. He won't go to a doctor. Could it be skin cancer?

Lesions: All suspicious lesions that are pigmented - and have changed in appearance (border irregularity) or grown deserve a biopsy to ensure its not a cancer. See your primary physician to be sure. ...Read more

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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