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Is using sunscreen improving the risk of skin cancer?

Is using sunscreen improving the risk of skin cancer?

Yes: Yes, we have strong evidence that using sunscreen on a regular basis will decrease your risk of developing skin cancer. ...Read more

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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, with the cancerous (malignant) cells growing ...Read more


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What increases my risk for melanoma of the skin?

What increases my risk for melanoma of the skin?

Exposure to UV: Exposure to uv light, either from the sun or tanning beds is the leading preventable risk factor in melanoma. The uncountable risk factor is heredity. ...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 are the prevention techniques for skin cancer?

What are the prevention techniques for skin cancer?

Protect skin: The number one cause of preventable skin cancer is sun exposure and actinic radiation. Of course genetic factors play a role ad there are many different types of skin cancer but basal cell is the most common and the most preventable. Wearing a high broad spectrum sunblock is best followed by sunscreen. Avoiding sun during the noon hours is also advisable. Protective clothing and stop smoking ...Read more

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What are the common areas of metastasis of melanoma?

What are the common areas of metastasis of melanoma?

Local and distant: Melanomas, like other cancers, can metastasize either locally or distantly. Local metastasis usually means to a lymph node in the area of the primary tumor. From there, other areas which commonly develop metastasis include the lungs, liver, and brain. However, metastases just about anywhere in the body are possible. ...Read more

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Are neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin always cancer?

Are neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin always cancer?

Usually not: Most skin pathologists will use that term when something is close to, but not definitely, a skin cancer. The final diagnosis may depend on whether any more tissue needs to be biopsied. ...Read more

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What are some of the risk factors for getting Melanoma?

What are some of the risk factors for getting Melanoma?

RISK FACTORS: 1. Sun, sun, sun; especially 1st 20 years. 2. Blonde or red hair. 3. Blue or green eyes. 4. Previous history of melanoma. 5. Family history. ...Read more

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What's the highest survival rate for malignant melanoma?

What's the highest survival rate for malignant melanoma?

Depends on depth: The prognosis for melanoma depends greatly on the stage at diagnosis. In the absence of spread to lymph nodes or other sites, the depth of the melanoma is the most important factor which predicts outcome. The deeper the tumor invades the more risk of it spreading/recurring. I caught early, melanoma is very curable. Discuss the case in question with your dermatologist or oncologist. ...Read more

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What are risks of a non-melanoma skin cancer excision?

What are risks of a non-melanoma skin cancer excision?

Depends on location: Surgical removal of skin cancers is effective and the risks are associated with the size and location. Bleeding, infection and poor cosmetic outcome are all risks. Delayed healing in areas of poor blood flow is also a risk. Other treatments such as radiation can be successful as well with similar results and better cosmetic outcomes. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for melanoma?

Sun exposure plus ..: Although everyone is at some risk for melanoma, several factors such as: sun exposure, number of moles on the skin, your skin type and family history (genetics) can  increase your risk for melanoma. Please visit www.Skincancer.Org for more indepth information. ...Read more

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What is the risk of getting colon cancer?

What is the risk of getting colon cancer?

Also: Personal or family history of colorectal cancer or polyps and inflammatory bowel disease, especially ulcerative colitis. Personal history of breast cancer can also increase your risk. Talk to a specialist such as a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors of stroke and preventions?

What are the risk factors of stroke and preventions?

Many risk factors: Risk factors 1 family history 2 hypertenssion 3 hyperlipidemia 4smoking 5atrial fibrilation 6 diabetes mellitus 7obesity 8 lack of physical activities 8alcohol and drug abuse 9anticoagulant meds 10race &old age 11 previous stroke prevention 1stop smoking 2chech up and regular follow ups with the doctor 3 keep blood pressure&cholesterol control 4aspirin over age 50 5 exercise 6avoid obesity. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which strain of HPV increases the risk of anal/rectal cancer?

Expert opinions? Which strain of HPV increases the risk of anal/rectal cancer?

Most risk with 16/18: Squamous carcinoma of the anus is most often mediated / caused by infection with high risk hpv (in both men and women). There more than 10 types of hpv that are 'high risk'. Of those, types 16 and 18 are most strongly associated with progression to invasive cancer. In general, rectal cancers are not caused by hpv infections. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of first @ second stages of adinocarcinoma of colorectal region?

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What is the prognosis of first @ second stages of adinocarcinoma of colorectal region?

Prognosis: Prognosis of early stage of colon cancer- stage 1 and 2, in general , are very good- that is around 93% for stage 1 and is between 75-85% for stage 2- with curative surgery alone. The prognosis will also depend on the biology of the cancer and other risk/how good your overall condition. Please d/w your doctor further regarding your case. ...Read more

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Can basal cell cancer increase my risk of melanoma?

Can basal cell cancer increase my risk of melanoma?

Indirectly: Basal cell skin cancers are almost always due to sun exposure. Sun exposure (and bad sun burns) increase risk of melanoma. If you are 29 and have had a basal cell, you should make sure you are getting regular screening examinations with your dermatologist on whatever schedule he/she sees fit. Biopsy of any suspicious lesions is important. ...Read more

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What are the chances of recurrence of ovarian cancer?

What are the chances of recurrence of ovarian cancer?

It depends: It is dependent on Stage of cancer when first treated. For those who had treatment for stage 3/4 the risk of recurrence is quite high()>50%). it is much lower for stage 1/2. ...Read more

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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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What are the chances of surviving skin cancer?

Basal cell cancer: Basal cell cancer the most common kind of skin cancer is curable with surgery. It spreads very rarely. Squamous cell cancer is also cured with surgery however it has a tendency to spread especially when it has been neglected and grown large. Melanoma can metastasize as it grows deeper into the skin . Early treatment is usually curable. Radiation treatment of skin cancer can also be used. ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

A type of cancer that develops from pigment-containing ...Read more