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Are people with a vast number of moles at risk of skin cancer?

Are people with a vast number of moles at risk of skin cancer?

Needs checked: The areas need to be checked by your physician especially if there are changes to moles such as thickening, changes in pigmentation, bleeding etc. ...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


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What number of types of cancer are there?

What number of types of cancer are there?

Hundreds: Cancer is a spectrum of diseases, each defined by the tissue and organ of origin, as well as the molecular pathways and mutations that are driving tumorigenesis, proliferation, invasion, and distant spread. The medical community is still learning, hence the need for more cancer research! ...Read more

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What number of styles of circumcision are their?

What number of styles of circumcision are their?

Can't give a number: 3 common ways of performing circs in new-borns: PlastiBell, Gomco clamp or Mogen clamp. Amount of foreskin removed with each device depends upon surgeon. 2 main methods for adults are:1) sleeve resection where 2 circumferential incisions made & skin beween is removed & 2) dorsal slit to top of foreskin then remove 'wings' after first clamping. Amount of inner foreskin below glans, thus styl varies ...Read more

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What number of different types of mesothelioma are there?

What number of different types of mesothelioma are there?

Three: Mesothelioma is classified by the type of cell involved. There are generally 3 types recognized: 1.Epitheloid: major cell is an epithelial cell 2. Sarcomatoid: major cell is a primitive cell 3. Biphasic: both cell type This is important because all three act very differently with regard to response to treatment and prognosis. ...Read more

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What number of different types of dwarfism are there?

What number of different types of dwarfism are there?

Dwarfism: There are multiple types of dwarfism: achondroplasia, diastrophic dysplasia, spondylo-epiphyseal dysplasia (SED), pseudoachondroplasia, hypochondroplasia, & osterogenesis imperfecta. ...Read more

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What number of different sub-types of glaucoma are there?

What number of different sub-types of glaucoma are there?

Types of glaucoma: Depending on how one classifies, (just adults, adults and kids, secondary, congenital) over 40 subtypes ...Read more

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Are there multiples types of cancer of the breast?

Are there multiples types of cancer of the breast?

Yes: There are many different types if breast cancer based on differences in their appearance under the microscope and the cell receptors and genetics are also showing different types.The treatments are very similar though but the prognosis can be different. Your doctor should explain this to you. ...Read more

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What are some of the different types of scrotum cancer?

What are some of the different types of scrotum cancer?

Here are some...: For daily concern, go to get checked ASAP if you have a growing and / or ulcerating mass on the sac or a palpable mass inside the sac. To get these done right has not to be hard by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. If needed, excisional biopsy may be done for microscopic exam. If on the sac, squamous cell carcinoma is commonest; if inside, seminoma is #1 ...Read more

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What number of types of irregular heart beats are there?

What number of types of irregular heart beats are there?

Many, TypicallyNamed: the portion of the heart from which they are believed to originate: Premature beats more common; Delayed rare. (a) Atria (most common, usually least serious), (b) atrioventricular node (called junctional; least common yet also usually only occurs in advanced heart diseases) or (c) ventricle (more concerning/reflecting ventricular muscle damage, most commonly ischemic; i.e. loss of blood supply). ...Read more

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What number of forms of varicella are there?

What number of forms of varicella are there?

Only one Virus: Varicella is also called Chicjken Pox and the virus which causes Chicken Pox is called Varicella Virus.This virus can also cause Shingles(Herpes Zoster) in patients who have had Chicken pox in the past as virus get activated and attacks a nerve to cause rash and pain of Shingles There is only one Varicella Virus causing two diaseses in same person ...Read more

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What number of different types of nursing degrees/ fields are there?

What number of different types of nursing degrees/ fields are there?

Dozens: As a this is a site for doctors, we are likely not the best resource for this question. However, there are dozens of nursing specialties with their own governing bodies. They range from the adminstrative (case management, informatics) to the traditional clinical (ambulatory, critical care) to the advanced care provision (CRNA, midwife). ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of nevus, and are certain kinds at high risk for turning cancerous?

What are the different kinds of nevus, and are certain kinds at high risk for turning cancerous?

Dozens: There are dozens of nevi -- although compound nevus and intradermal nevus are the most common acquired nevi. A dysplastic nevus (clark nevus) has the potential to be melanoma in a limited number of cases. In general, though, nevi are not pre-cancerous lesions. ...Read more

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What number of types of heart murmur are there?

What number of types of heart murmur are there?

Murmur: A heart murmur. A murmur is just noise. Sometimes serious problems cause a murmur many times a murmur is caused by normal flow. Patients often misctranslate what the dr. Tells them. ...Read more

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What number of types of delivery are there in pregnancy?

What number of types of delivery are there in pregnancy?

2: vaginal birth and C-section. vaginal births can be assisted with forceps or vacuum ...Read more

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Which type of skin cancer accounts for largest number of cancer deaths?

Which type of skin cancer accounts for largest number of cancer deaths?

Melanoma: Melanomas, cancer of the pigment forming cells in the skin, malignant melanomas account for most of the deaths due to skin cancer. ...Read more

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What number of different disabilities are there?

What number of different disabilities are there?

Can't calculate them: Disability us more than just an injury or loss of function of a body part it has to do with your occupation and your ability to be retrained. As an example if you lose you 5th finger you would not be disabled if you drive a truck but you could be if you were a concert pianist. If you could train the pianist to play the drums you would no longer be disabled. Disability is a legal not medical term. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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