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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I found what I think is skin cancer on my leg, can I go to the emergency department or I have to find someplace else?
I have had a skin pigment on my leg for 2 years and had grown and got darker. Is it skin cancer or melanoma?
ABCDEs: 21 year old lady with pigmented skin lesion. I suggest you visit a dermatologist. Are you fair skinned? Family history of melanoma? These are risk factors. Physicians examine and look for asymmetry of the lesion, the borders, the color and diameter of the lesion. Suspicious lesions can be biopsied and pathologically examined under microscope. May just be a "sunspot" or pigmented macule/nevus. ...Read more
What are the first signs of skin cancer, was using a space heater close to the skin for two months, now i have a rash between my legs.Should i go E.R?
No: Everyone needs to be familiar with early recognition of melanoma. Beyond this, other skin cancers are bumps that are not energencies. Your space heater will not give you cancer. A new rash is not skin cancer. Get seen if there is no improvement over two weeks. If this rash developed when you started a new medication, contact the prescribing physician. ...Read more
I have flaky skin on my legs and nose. I have had skin cancer on my nose. How do I stop flaky skin.
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
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