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Skin Cancer Arm Blister
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
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
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
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Do I have skin cancer?
Well i had this strange patch skin on my arm and one on the back of my neck i had it for i while
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Not clear: Please re-phrase your question - it is not clear. ...Read more
Have the lesion: Evaluated by a dermatologist. I encourage my patients to see their dermatologist annually for a head to toe evaluation. ...Read more
Just had a mole biopsy taken from my arm. If it does concern drs, what would be the next steps to testing me for skin cancer?
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
Melanoma iscancer of melanocytes. Melanocytesare cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the ...Read more
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