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My Doctor Says I Have A Nevus In My Eye Will It Become A Cancer
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
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?
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
So i had this red spot on my left eye for years and i finally went to a doc.
It was diagnosed as nevus conjunctivalis. What are the risks of removal?
Minimal: The risks of removal are minimal but if it is not enlarging or causing symptoms it could just be left alone. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the odds my eye cancer will come back? Does eye cancer ever regrow even if the doctors are sure they got it all?
Hi Doctor, would looking at my phone in the dark damage my eyes in the long term and increase the risk of cancer? (I am 17 years old). Thank you.
No: Those scare stories from the Internet are cruel hoaxes. ...Read more
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?
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