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Skin Cancer Bruise Like
I have a bruise like blotch that seems to be under my skin, it appeared over night on the top of my breast, what are the symptoms of skin cancer etc?
Probably not cancer:
Skin cancer is rare in someone 23 years old. I wouldn't worry about it.
The symptoms of skin cancer are change in or development of a mole or skin nodule that is raised or flat, asymmetric, discolored, and that grows in size.
Your symptoms should go away on their own within a few days. ...Read more
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
Hard to say: It's impossible to say yes or no based on that description alone. What you describe is unusual enough that you should have a thorough skin examination with a special focus on the area you mentioned. ...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
I've had this bruise on my thigh for at least two months, and it still hasn't healed. Could it be skin cancer?
I'm 18 & I have had eczema all my life & I've noticed that n certain parts of my body where I have a rash it looks like a bruise. Can it be skin cancer?
Eczema is quite: Difficult to treat. If it were me I'd try eliminating all dyes and fragrances from my life and/or try eating wheat free. Skin cancer is extremely uncommon at 18 but not impossible. Does it look like a bruise or on closer inspection, or is it more brownish? Sometimes areas that have been inflamed (eczema) turn brown afterwards. If you have a family history of melanoma, see MD. O/w no diagnosis ...Read more
I have a very light blue/purple/gray spot on my leg. It is very small. I thought it was a bruise but it does not hurt. Could it be skin cancer?
See your derm:
While skin cancer in a 21 year old is rare, it does occur occasionally. Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your dermatologist.
And remember to protect your skin. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and try to cover up as much as possible when outdoors for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more
Is it normel to bruise yourself if you ve had zoster for 7mon. I bruised my self under my chin after an itching episodei keep thinking of skin cancer?
A couple months ago I noticed a pimple size, bruise looking bump under skin on face. Still on face, slightly bigger. A little tender. Is it skin cancer?
Try fomentation to facilitate the release of material accumulated under the skin. Do not try to pop it as that only leads to a larger scar. Consult this site as one of the home remedies for acne may be helpful.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more
I have a mole on my left arm that feels bruised and the bruised feeling goes all the way around. Could this be a sign of skin cancer?
Probably not: There are many signs that could suggest that a mole could be cancerous. The usual signs of trouble are increasing size, change in coloration, bleeding, and change in shape. The sensation of "bruising" is not usually a sign of cancer. You should have this looked at by a qualified physician. Good luck! ...Read more
Have a mole that appeared on my fore head after I went to an air shiw and got burnt my face peeled but it has not gone away its dark brown and raised im also so weak and fatigued and bruise super eaisily what can be going on I had skin cancer 5years ago a
To deal with for a computer question. I would make sure you get checked out as your concerns could be serious.
With a history of skin cancer at a very young age, you need to be extremely protective of your skin whenever you are going to be outside. You should wear sunscreen every day, and re-apply at least every 4 hours when you are in the sun. Wear a hat and protective clothing too! ...Read more
Flat (no mole) spot on back of arm. No tenderness, no change to size or color. Had for at least month. Looks similar to a bruise. Skin cancer concern?
Growing sore: Skin cancer often begins as a small bump that looks like a “pimple that doesn’t go away”. It gradually enlarges, and sometimes bleeds. The cancer may appear red, pearly, scaly, flesh-colored, or darker than the surrounding skin. If you have a growing spot that doesn't heal, you should see your dermatologist. ...Read more
See an expert: For skin cancer diagnosis. Just looking at a lesion can let many experienced dermatologists or plastic surgeons make a "probable" diagnosis, but biopsy and microscopic verification is needed to be sure. Not only that, but complete removal is determined by microscopically checking the edges, and then expert reconstruction or skin closure in layers by a plastic surgeon will leave the least scarring. ...Read more
ABCD melanoma: When in doubt, ask your pmd to check on the mole for you to confirm. It will be suspicious if there is change in the size (gets bigger), looks asymmetric, has different colors, irregular border and if you have symptoms like bleeding, itches etc. The image here gives you an example how the melanoma looks like. However sometimes, the abnormality is not that dramatic. Ask your doctor to check it. ...Read more
Aging and death: Indoor tanning is paying someone to cause you skin cancer and make you age faster! Skin cancer is not to be taken lightly--it is the number one cause of death in young people under the age of 30. Also, once the damage is done you can't undo it. Your skin has memory and will remember every sunburn or uv tanning assault. The damage starts young and accumulates over time. ...Read more
About a week ago I got what looked like a black head on my back and I picked at it and now it's a scab. Could it be skin cancer.?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining the lesion. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more
If you get sunburnt, is there anything you can do to help heal the skin and prevent the damage becoming skin cancer? Like repair the DNA?
Skin burn: Firstly - skin cancer is rarer with just one time skin burn. Repeated exposure increases the risk. Secondly there are many creams and lotions that are sold as skin repair/DNa repair - we do not have such a thing as yet. They just help protect and repair with core molecules like collagen, vitamins etc. THe actual repair comes from the deeper layer cells in the skin. ...Read more
I'm 21. I color my hair is there anything wrong can happen like skin cancer or something else? Is ammonia bad for skin? Give some tips. Thanks.
Cluster of tiny flat spots like freckles under skin on thigh, started reddish and turned light brown. Is this cause for concern re skin cancer?
Spots: It's difficult to state with 100% confidence or accuracy without looking at an individual lesion, however if there is any change in size, color or shape of any lesion especially any new lesion which was not present before, it is important that you visit a dermatologist for further evaluation as it may possibly need a skin biopsy to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more
Varies: There are several different types of skin cancers. Squamous cell the skin begins as a small nodule and as it enlarges the center becomes necrotic and sloughs and the nodule turns into an ulcer. Basal cell patients present with a shiny, pearly nodule. Melanoma patients have an irregularly appearing pigmented lesion. ...Read more
Different things...: Squamous cell skin cancer (scca) can take different appearances. In general the lesion will progressively enlarge. It is usually scaly and dry appearing and can have ulceration. It may bleed, esp. If picked at. It may be painless or itch. Early ones usually don't hurt. There are some benign skin lesions which mimic scca. Have any suspicious lesions examined and/or biopsied. ...Read more
Yes: A "birthmark" by it's name is a benign discoloration that is present from birth (or a very young age). Birthmarks can change in size, shape or color, but they keep their general appearance. If you are concerned about skin cancer, the area needs to be biopsied. A pathologist will look at the cells under a microscope and give you a diagnosis. ...Read more
Skin itch? I have one small spot on my upper back that I he's like crazy for a few months. Should I have it checked for skin cancer
Get checked, yes.: Any change in the skin is worth getting checked to be safe. Itching can be a sign, but does not mean cancer for sure. Only an exam and biopsy can tell. See http://www. Cancerresearchuk. Org/about-cancer/type/skin-cancer/about/skin-cancer-symptoms ...Read more
What does skin cancer look like? I have a growth that's been on my shoulder for several years now and it continue to grow and I have pictures if u ned
Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
boarders that are irregular
color differences within the same mole
diameter greater than 6mm
also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer 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 and ...Read more
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
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