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Doctor insights on: Skin Cancer Genital Area

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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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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

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

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Should a full body skin cancer screening include examining buttocks and genitalia?

Should a full body skin cancer screening include examining buttocks and genitalia?

Yes absolutely: 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

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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?

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?

Little concern: If the skin cancer was not a malignant melanoma and was completely excised, this should be of no further concern. As for the ovarian cyst, your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise you, treat you and recommend the type of follow-up it requires. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Cancer unlikely: 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

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Can you catch skin cancer by touching the area that the other person has the skin cancer in?

Can you catch skin cancer by touching the area that the other person has the skin cancer in?

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

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If you got a small area skin burn from a fire, would that cause skin cancer later?

If you got a small area skin burn from a fire, would that cause skin cancer later?

Cancer doom a burn: Yes a skin cancer can arise from an old burn especially one that never healed properly these cancers are called margolin ulcer they are usually squamous cell ca. ...Read more

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Do old burn areas on your skin get skin cancer more easily?

Do old burn areas on your skin get skin cancer more easily?

Good q: Marjolins ulcers, or squamous cell ca can occur many years in an old burn scar, and is quite aggressive. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yes: Unless you have spf clothing - you still exposed. Of course it is not as common to get cancer in covered areas but known to happen. Some more dangerous types of skin cancers happen in places where sun never shines. So, see dermatology doctor to do full body skin exam. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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What does skin cancer look like?

What does skin cancer look like?

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

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What does skin cancer look like?

What does skin cancer look like?

ABCD: Just remember the abc's.
A- asymmetric or irregular
b- bleeds
c- color changes
d- diameter or size enlargement. ...Read more

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Can skin cancer appear overnight?

No: Most skin cancers grow rather slowly. They don' appear overnight. At some point, it may go from unnoticed to noticed, so it may seem to have appeared overnight. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for skin cancer most?

Family history: Individuals with a family history of melanoma are at an increased risk. Also fair skinned people, those with over 100 moles, tanning bed users (especially those under 35), and people with a personal history of skin cancer are at an increased risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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How can skin cancer affect your body?

How can skin cancer affect your body?

Many ways: Skin cancer can range from a minor problem (a small bump or growth to be burned or cut off) to a life threatening issue (deeper melanomas). Early detection and treatment is key. If you think you may have a skin cancer, get it checked out! ...Read more

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How old can you be to have skin cancer?

How old can you be to have skin cancer?

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

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

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


Reproductive Organs (Definition)

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