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Possible that I might get skin cancer on my arms and legs if already on my face?

Possible that I might get skin cancer on my arms and legs if already on my face?

Yes: If ou have fair skin and significant sun exposure you should have whole body screening including arms, legs, trunk, feet and scalp. Typically basl cell carcinomas are the most common, but if you have one or more kin cancers on your face you should have check up a minimum of once a year. ...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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At 70 is it still possible that I might get skin cancer on my arms and legs and belly exposed by bikini?

At 70 is it still possible that I might get skin cancer on my arms and legs and belly exposed by bikini?

Cumulative damage: Skin cancers are caused by cumulative damage to the skin. Generally the more sun you had in the past, the higher the chance of skin cancer. If you spent a lot of time in the sun in a bikini, then those areas which were exposed to the sun will be at risk for skin cancer. If you suspect a skin cancer, get it checked out. The sooner the treatment, the better the chance of cure. ...Read more

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I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?

I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?

Probably not: No correlation between squamous cell cancer of the skin with breast cancer. Scc of the skin- including bowen's disease which is squamous carcinoma in situ of the skin- are related to uv exposures. Breast cancer with a focal scc- is suspicious for metaplastic carcinoma of the breast- a very rare type of breast cancer. There is a relation between metaplastic cancer with brca 1 mutation. ...Read more

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Strawbery blonde wih many freckles, have noticed several shiny bumps on skin (face, back of neck & arms) only 28 and worried it could be skin cancer?

Strawbery blonde wih many freckles, have noticed several shiny bumps on skin (face, back of neck & arms) only 28 and worried it could be skin cancer?

Get checked: It is not too early to get a full body skin cancer examination to evaluate all marks and determine if any should not be there. Use a sunscreen with an spf of 30 or greater and reapply every two hours. ...Read more

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Can you get skin cancer in your arm pit?

Can you get skin cancer in your arm pit?

Yes: Unfortunately you can get skin cancer anywhere. Most often skin cancer is caused by sun exposure but also sometimes caused by chronic wounds or inflammation or genetic problems. Also other cancers also metastasize to the armpit because of lymphatic drainage . If you see a change in color or a new bump- these things should prompt you to see a doctor to verify that it is not cancer. ...Read more

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Do people ever get skin cancer on the head that goes away?

Do people ever get skin cancer on the head that goes away?

Skin cancer : A skin cancer typically does not go away on its own. Certain melanomas demonstrate regression (a white scar area where the typically darker melanoma was). See a dermatologist for any suspicious spots or growths. ...Read more

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Can you get skin cancer from a first degree sunburn when you have only had a few mild ones in the past? 18 yrs/ few freckles on nose&face/pale

Can you get skin cancer from a first degree sunburn when you have only had a few mild ones in the past? 

18 yrs/ few freckles on nose&face/pale

Cancer risks: Cancer comes from changes to the DNA- mutations, that can be caused by many things. Cancer begins only when enough changes have accrued to make cells that grow independently. But one can not tell right off if they have occurred. The more exposure the more risk, but single exposure does not mean zero risk, just lower. Take luck out of it and avoid risks. ...Read more

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Why is it that my face skin is darker than my arms and legs skin (body skin)? My skin(body) has a white complexion but my face has a darker(brown) one

Why is it that my face skin is darker than my arms and legs skin (body skin)? My skin(body) has a white complexion but my face has a darker(brown) one

Usually more sun: Typically your face has more sun exposure than other parts of your body. While bleaching agents may be used to lighten your skin, they may make you more photosensitive so sunscreen is essential. Discuss with a dermatologist to exclude possible medical conditions. ...Read more

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Pain in my arms and legs, head ache in my right temple with swollen fingers. I am always tired. What is wrong?

Pain in my arms and legs, head ache in my right temple with swollen fingers. I am always tired. What is wrong?

You need to see a Dr: It is hard to tell you exactly what the problem is because it could be many things but it is important that you see a doctor very soon. It could be a rheumatology related issue like lupus or a vasculitis. ...Read more

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I would like to find out what is causing my multipal symptoms? My sympomtoms are. Feeling of getting shocked through out my body, feeling of my head spining a lot, numbness in my arms and legs, hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, pain in my eyes,

I would like to find out what is causing my multipal symptoms? My sympomtoms are. Feeling of getting shocked through out my body, feeling of my head spining a lot, numbness in my arms and legs, hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, pain in my eyes,

I : I can understand your frustration, as those symptoms sound very distressing. As you have multiple ongoing symptoms, a complete medical evaluation is warranted. Please seek out a physician. It may help to take a list of your symptoms so that they can review it, along with your past medical history and any medications or supplements you are taking. ...Read more

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Hi i have been getting a burning sensation in back of my head(brain) i also feel really run down and getting pins and needles in my arms and legs alot?

Hi i have been getting a burning sensation in back of my head(brain) i also feel really run down and getting pins and needles in my arms and legs alot?

Impossible: You cannot get a burning sensation in your brain. Your brain is insensitive to all pain and other sensations. It senses sensations only in OTHER parts of the body. When you feel those sensations, you feel them in those other parts of the body, not the brain. Have you considered seeing a doctor about this? You folks have got National Health over there, right? Wish we had something like that here. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been feeling pressure in my ears recently accompanied with a very heavy head and dizziness. My neck also feels tensed and my shoulders, also I feel my arms and legs feel week. Also getting tingly feeling on the left side of head. ?

Hello, I have been feeling pressure in my ears recently accompanied with a very heavy head and dizziness. My neck also feels tensed and my shoulders, also I feel my arms and legs feel week. Also getting tingly feeling on the left side of head. ?

Variety of things : Could be migraine could be ear problems/infection could be referred from neck or some other medical illness like anaemia. Best to see your GP for an examination and/or tests to sort it out ...Read more

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Hx migraines. Tingling in head arms and legs. Vision is off and often hear things?

Hx migraines. Tingling in head arms and legs. Vision is off and often hear things?

Migrainous attack: Although recurrent headaches are the mainstay of migraine, a migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. ...Read more

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I have severe nerve pain and the feeling of fluid running in my head, arms, and legs occasionally. What could be the cause?

I have severe nerve pain and the feeling of fluid running in my head, arms, and legs occasionally. What could be the cause?

What do : You mean by nerve pain? Pins, needles, tingling, shooting pain? Your description is not common at all. I have never heard description like that. Assuming your brain/neck MRI are normal, would consider your issue related to psyche/side-effects of your medicine rather than something anatomically wrong. Stick with your medicine and see if your neurologist/psychiatrist can suggest a cause. ...Read more

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Strange tingling sensation in head. Feels kinda fuzzy like before you pass out but lingers most of day. Sometimes in arms and legs too. Ideas?

Strange tingling sensation in head. Feels kinda fuzzy like before you pass out but lingers most of day. Sometimes in arms and legs too. Ideas?

Hard to say: It's difficult to draw conclusions from the symptoms you describe. This sort of problem usually requires a more detailed history and exam to determine what is going on. If the symptoms are worse on standing up, it could be low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension) hyperventilation can cause light headedness and tingling in arms and legs. If it persists, do get an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities? It first started with the arms and is now in the anterior part of the legs

What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities?
It first started with the arms and is now  in the anterior part of the legs

Multiple: There are multiple causes of numbness in extremities some peripheral like peripheral neuropathy and some central in the brain, , some medication can cause that an example is topamax (topiramate). Also anxiety can be associated with numbness. It is best if you make an appointment with your physician and get evaluated, feel better. ...Read more

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Extremely anxious for 7 months. I have strange skin sensations in arms and legs and also on right side of head. I find myself tensing a lot. Worried?

Anxiety symptoms: Anxiety can cause odd sensations all over the body. Sometimes these are related to rapid breathing and resultant electrolyte changes and other physiologic changes in the body. I don't see in your info that you're receiving any treatment for anxiety, although you've had other checkups. You might consider a thorough evaluation with a psychiatrist or psychologist to start with. Best wishes. ...Read more

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