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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,224 doctors shared insights

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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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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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

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I used to not put suncream on my hands/ feet but they never got burnt ie they didn't blister/hurt, but got a bit red. Will I get skin cancer?

I used to not put suncream on my hands/ feet but they never got burnt ie they didn't blister/hurt, but got a bit red. Will I get skin cancer?

Watch them: Sunscreen isn't a perfect preventative and not using it doesn't guarantee cancer. It just improves your odds. Get any suspicious lesions seen. ...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 had a dark red raised bump on my back for about 2 months - looks like a combination of a pimple and blood blister. Could this be skin cancer?

I have had a dark red raised bump on my back for about 2 months -  looks like a combination of a pimple and blood blister. Could this be skin cancer?

Skin lesion: Any lesion on the skin that has increased in size or changed in appearance should be evaluated by your doctor. If it has changed it should be removed. ...Read more

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Do I have skin cancer ?

Needs evaluation: Do you sores that will not heal? pale skin or red hair? Have you had common exposure to bright sunlight with frequent sunburns? Are there nodules on your skin that are growing irregularly. Check with your dermatologist if any of these are present. ...Read more

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Is skin cancer hereditary?

Can be: There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two together can be very dangerous. If you have a strong family history, lots of sun exposure, or any enlarging skin lesions, be evaluated by your local doctor and/or dermatologist. ...Read more

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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