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I have found a blister on my arm is this skin cancer?

I have found a blister on my arm is this skin cancer?

Unlikely: A new blister site does not in any way indicate a skin cancer. See your pcp for an evaluation. ...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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If skin is burned it can also be itchy right? I have small red blisters only on my arms, could it be skin cancer?? I stay out of the sun just in case

If skin is burned it can also be itchy right? I have small red blisters only on my arms, could it be skin cancer?? I stay out of the sun just in case

See a doctor: You should see your doctor to be sure. Blisters on the arm could occur from a severe sunburn. If so, these should resolve as the burn heals. Scaly, red areas over the arms can be actinic keratosis, a pre-cancerous condition. However, there are many things, including infections, that can cause red blisters, so it is best to see either your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have some new strange moles on my arm are they skin cancer?

Probably not cancer: If you have new, "strange" moles on your arm, you should see a physician to have them evaluated. Most moles are totally benign but some may need to be excised and evaluated by pathology to be sure they are not cancerous. ...Read more

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The patch of skin on my arm looks like a bruise. Is it skin cancer?

The patch of skin on my arm looks like a bruise. Is it skin cancer?

Have the lesion: Evaluated by a dermatologist. I encourage my patients to see their dermatologist annually for a head to toe evaluation. ...Read more

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Both arms seemed discolored. it's been 2 months now and they wont heal. there's no flaky patches they are all flat. could this be skin cancer?

Both arms seemed discolored. it's been 2 months now and they wont heal. there's no flaky patches they are all flat. could this be skin cancer?

Med check up: Since your skin lesions are persistent, you need to have a medical check up with your PCP or with a skin specialist(Dermatologist). It is not possible to guess what is wrong, without examination and some tests if needed. But go see a doctor first. ...Read more

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Does skin cancer pop and go flat? Has pink bump on arm that got bigger quickly, popped it and clear fluid came out and went flat. But not going away?

Cancer?: Who diagnosed this lesion as cancer, how long do you have it. There are some boisterous skin conditions which break at one point and then heal and leave scars. Need to go to a dermatologist before labelling it as cancer on your own. ...Read more

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Pale and went to desert without sunhat only sunscreen but still got blisters from sun will i get skin cancer. I've been burnt about 10-15x in life?

Pale and went to desert without sunhat only sunscreen but still got blisters from sun will i get skin cancer. I've been burnt about 10-15x in life?

Increased risk: Exact prediction not possible. Only answer is that your risk is increased. Avoid tanning lamps. Protect from sunburn. Look for shade. Use a big hat and sunglasses. Protective clothing. Sunscreens. Learn what skin cancers look like. Take a baby aspirin daily: 81mg, not coated, reduces risk 10%. Niacin amide also is used to reduce risks. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a 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