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Over The Counter Treatment For Skin Cancer
Where are we on treatment for skin cancer? Is their a higher percentage for living with having late stage melanoma or other skin cancers?
Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more
It's eggplant: A pricey concoction of eggplant featured on a far-out television show -- thankfully, promoted primarily for premalignancies that seldom progress. If you have a skin cancer that's a clear and present danger (possible melanoma, ulcerated basal cell carcinoma, rapidly growing anything), get evidence-based treatment instead of an "unproven / spiritual" remedy. It's your life. ...Read more
What happens if someone is gets a biopsy and diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic skin cancer,what happens next (treatment..)?
Staging/treatment: typically these patients undergo imaging to make sure they are not Stage IV. Surgery is the main treatment for skin cancer. This typically involves removing the main tumor with a margin of normal skin and removing the lymph node basin to which the tumor has travelled. Additional radiation and/or chemotherapy may also be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if someone is gets a biopsy and diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic skin cancer, what happens next (treatment..)?
Depends on cancer: The treatment options depend on what kind of metastatic skin cancer it is. It may also depend on preferences of the oncologist or surgeon, and/or enrollment in clinical trials. Check this site...it may have some answers for you. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/skin/Patient/page1 ...Read more
Should i get injectable dermal fillers if i previously had skin cancer? About 10 years ago, i had skin cancer. After a couple years of treatment, i was able to beat it without any recurrence....Being in my upper 50's, i'm considering facial fillers to red
Grandma has skin cancer, found out tuesday. Good derm. Docs in colorado?! also, good treatment ideas? She's very worried.
Mohs Surgeon: When looking for a dermatologist to remove skin cancer, it is important to make sure that they are a mohs surgeon and are board certified. Mohs surgery is a technique that examines 100% of the skin cancer margin to give the best chance of cure. It also depends on what type of skin cancer it is ( basal cell, squamous, vs. Melanoma). One if the best is dr. Joel cohen, right in englewood, co! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usual Rx: Radiation is not usually used to treat skin cancer. Surgery is the usual approach. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-cancer/ds00190. ...Read more
Had prostate cancer 3 yrs ago and did radiation treatment successfully. Am i more likely to have skin cancer in scrotum, penis? Itch, braking out bad.
Neither is caused: By laser hair removal treatments, most of which utilize infrared laser wavelengths. This is non-ionizing energy and will not cause skin cancer. Drink milk daily and you will have plenty of vitamin d, especially if you are in the sunlight for 10 or 15 minutes a day also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Melanoma iscancer of melanocytes. Melanocytesare cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the ...Read more
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