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Skin Cancer Genital Area
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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
For a skin cancer screening by dermatologist do I have to get naked or no? My genitals don't recieve sunlight so I don't see why I would
Skin Cancers: While sun exposure is the most important risk factor for skin cancer, many potentially lethal skin cancers develop in protected sites like the soles of the feet, scalp and genital areas. It's important to be thoroughly examined, but this can be done with respect and dignity. ...Read more
Yes absolutely, whole body including genitalia and buttocks.
Eyes should be checked for melanoma; the most aggressive cancer of skin cancers. Moles on skin surface characteristic cancer pattern; asymmetric; color change, growth in diameter. Be sure to wear sunblock even if cloudy during day and especially when sun UV light strongest between 10:00AM and 2:00PM ...Read more
I was told I have a small ovarian cyst. I am 59 years old and had skin cancer excision in the public area two years ago. Should I be concerned?
What area of my body will skin be donated for my facial cancer reconstruction? I will need to have skin on my forehead and cheeks excised because of skin cancer. Cancer reconstruction surgery will most likely be needed. What kind of preparations are neede
After: After excision of a skin cancer on the face, the area can be reconstructed by moving skin right next to the area into the area, also known as an "adjacent tissue transfer" or by covering it with skin removed from a distant part of the body, also known as a "skin graft". The decision on which to use is based on how large the defect is and a how much skin is available next to it that is mobile enough to move into the area without distorting the normal anatomy of the face. Skin for a skin graft can come from anywhere else in the body. A common donor area for the forehead is the extra skin in the neck. ...Read more
If you have a skin cancer and you exfoliate the area, will it cause the skin cancer to spread or even go internal/to blood stream?
No: There is no evidence to support this claim. ...Read more
Hi I have a really lite pink area on my palm. Surface isn't raised been here for months barly noticable. Could this be skin cancer Feels raised under it?
It is not feasible to say for sure without examining your palm, however, it is highly unlikely that you have cancer. As and when you see a doctor, please have it examined. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Absolutely Not!: All types of cancers no matter the type are a result of errors and damage to dna within the cells. This damage can transform cells so that they loose the ability to stop dividing and continue to grow and take over the area. There is no way to catch cancer from another person. However, certain cancers do have a genetic predisposition which may put family members at risk of developing cancers. ...Read more
Is skin cancer poss. In area covered by clothing/NEVER exposed to sun? Skin C in family, always avoid sun/cover up/use spf, but suspect mole on torso.
Can skin cancer be fluid filled and be popped then go flat? Area around it is still pink and puffy though.
No, it is a blister: Skin Cancer is solid, so it will not popp and flatten like you ahve descrobed. From your description, it seems that you had a blister which can occur due to one or more reasons like an infection or a skin burn. It may stay red for a few days till it is fully healed. If it gets worse, show it to your doctor as it can get infected if you did not keep it clean. ...Read more
Is there any correlation between laser hair removal with gentlemax pro and skin cancer? Or breast cancer, in case of hair removal on chest area?
No, none: There is no effect on the odds of developing breast cancer from such procedures. Yet breast cancer develops in one of 8 women in their life time...So there is always the risk of coincidence in some cases. Therefore you need to know the natural risks here, as well as family history of breast cancer can increase the odds. ...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
Any age: Skin cancer can occur in any age. Skin cancer is caused by errors or mutations in the dna of skin cells. This then causes the cells to grow out of control leading to cancer. This can be from exposure to uv light from the sun or tanning beds or from exposure to toxic substances. There are also genetic diseases that can lead to skin cancer as well known as xeroderma pigmentosa. ...Read more
Examine all over: It is important for you to examine your entire body as skin cancer can occur anywhere, not only on areas exposed to the sun. You should be familiar with your birthmarks, blemishes, and moles so you know what they look like and can spot changes. As you examine your skin, look for changes in the size, color, shape, or texture. If you see anything concerning, see a dermatologist! ...Read more
Skin cancer spread: Skin cancer can spread via local extension. A basal cell carcinoma given enough time, can spread around nerve endings and other structures deep into vital territory and cause loss of the eye and even spread to the brain in very rare cases. Other tumors such as melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma can invade lymphatic vessels and blood vessels and spread to other organs. ...Read more
ABCD's for melanoma: Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameter >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap. If you have a skin lesion which is growing, ulcerating, bleeding, or otherwise changing, get it seen as well for evaluation and possible biopsy. Best wishes. ...Read more
Certain kinds can: Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma can and do spread to other organs. Melanoma is the big one. It will be summer soon. Wear sunscreen, a hat, and coverup when in the sun. This is especially important for our children as sun exposure when you are young can have significant ramifications later. ...Read more
Info: Examine all lesions for the abcde's of skin cancer: a (asymmetry) one half is not like the other half), b (border) irregular, poorly defined or scalloped border, c (color) multiple colors of tan, brown, dark black, red, white, or blue, d (diameter) greater than 6mm or a pencil eraser, e (evolving) changing in size, shape, or color, or bleeding. ...Read more
Skin cancer: Skin cancer signs may include a spot or bump that is changing size, color, or shape. Also an area that does not heal may represent a skin cancer. A skin cancer may or may not itch, bleed, or become tender. See a dermatologist for any suspicious areas and a routine skin exam ...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
The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more