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What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

It depends: There are different types of skin cancers. For melanoma, it can present as mole or pigmented lesions that changes color, grows, ulcerates and bleeds. For squamous cell ca, early stage starts like tiny skin plaques with thick flicky skin that can grow ulcerate with heaved up margins. Basal cell ca may have different forms but check with you physcian if not sure. ...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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What are they symptoms of skin cancer?

What are they symptoms of skin cancer?

New & different: Anything that is growing rapidly, itching, bleeding, and/or changing color could be a skin cancer. If you are concerned, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Which are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Changes: Changes in size, shape and thickness associated with bleeding from existing or recent lesions. Please have the lesion evaluated by a specialist for biopsy ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of skin cancer?

What are early symptoms of skin cancer?

Depends: Early skin cancer or pre-cancerous lesions are usually detected by a lesion on the skin that doesn't improve over time. Some lesions can be scaly, ulcerated, or change in appearance to make a healthcare professional become suspicious that a skin cancer is present. Melanoma is a pigmented lesion that changes in size, has border irregularity, or has lymph node involvement. See your physician. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of skin cancer?

What are the main symptoms of skin cancer?

Enlarging lumps: Skin cancers usually are relatively asymptomatic until they get large. They are more common in sun exposed/damaged areas. Look for lesions on your skin which are progressively enlarging and/or changing. Skin cancers can sometimes, itch, bleed, ulcerate or cause pain. If in doubt, have a md look at the areas in question. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have symptoms of skin cancer?

How do I know if I have symptoms of skin cancer?

Skin cancer: Skin cancer signs may include a spot or bump that is changing size, color, or shape. Also an area that does not heal may represent a skin cancer. A skin cancer may or may not itch, bleed, or become tender. See a dermatologist for any suspicious areas and a routine skin exam ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

It depends...: Skin cancer comes in more than one forms. There is melanoma, which is a cancer of the pigment cells of the skin and non-melanoma skin cancers, include basal cell (most common cancer) and squamous cell skin cancer. Skin cancer presents as a small skin nodule or a changing mole (mixtures of colors (brown, pink and back). Anything suspicious and growing requires a medical exam and a biopsy for diagnosi. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are other symptoms of skin cancer?

Need expert help here. What are other symptoms of skin cancer?

Skin cancer: Skin cancer signs may include a spot or bump that is changing size, color, or shape. Also an area that does not heal may represent a skin cancer. See a dermatologist for any suspicious areas and a routine skin exam. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer?

Visible: Usually there are no symptoms until very late. Odd bumps, ulcers or abnormal pigmented lesions are the presentation. The most concerning is melanoma -- find a few good melanoma sites and read the ABCDE's. The photos will help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of skin cancer after your sunburn peels away and heals up?

Does it persist?: Sunburn has been shown to increase the risk of developing skin cancer many years later. Sunburn does not cause immediate cancer. Severe sunburn my require treatment by a physician or specialist. Was there was a skin lesion before the sunburn, or has it changed? Or if your skin does not heal or there is a persistent lesion, have it examined. ...Read more

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Which other symptoms of skin cancer are there other than a mole?

Which other symptoms of skin cancer are there other than a mole?

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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I have a bruise like blotch that seems to be under my skin, it appeared over night on the top of my breast, what are the symptoms of skin cancer etc?

Probably not cancer: Skin cancer is rare in someone 23 years old. I wouldn't worry about it.

The symptoms of skin cancer are change in or development of a mole or skin nodule that is raised or flat, asymmetric, discolored, and that grows in size.

Your symptoms should go away on their own within a few days. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of early skin cancer?

What are some symptoms of early skin cancer?

ABCD's for melanoma: Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameter >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap. If you have a skin lesion which is growing, ulcerating, bleeding, or otherwise changing, get it seen as well for evaluation and possible biopsy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms for skin cancer?

Please explain what are some symptoms for skin cancer?

Often none: Changes in size, color, irritability, ulceration (non-healing site), shape change are often associated with skin cancer change. Often no symptoms noted, just the changes of appearance. Should seek exam by md if you have such spots or changes. Many times can be intercepted before it becomes fully a cancer (dysplasia). Often in long-term sun exposed areas and history in family. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my symptoms are a type of skin cancer?

How can I tell if my symptoms are a type of skin cancer?

Dr exam or biopsy: There are many types of skin cancer and many different symptoms. If you have a skin lesion (mole, rash, bump, etc) that is changing, bleeding, ulcerated, growing or is otherwise bothersome, the best thing to do is to have it examined by a physician, and ultimately examined by a dermatopathologist, a doctor who specializes in diseases of the skin. ...Read more

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Expert opinion - should one have systemic symptoms with skin cancer?

Expert opinion - should one have systemic symptoms with skin cancer?

Possible with extent: If the disease has metastasized, it is certainly possible to have systemic symptoms effecting brain, lungs, kidney, liver and more. ...Read more

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Skin cancer symptoms?

Follow the 'ABCDE's: A- asymmetry
b- border irregular/blurry
c- color uneven
d- diameter > 1/4 inch
e- elevated or evolving

http://www. Skincancer. Org/skin-cancer-information/melanoma. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer 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 and ...Read more


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more