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Skin Cancer Moles On Back
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
What is the Question: Please tell us what you want to know about skin biopsies? Skin Cancer is of 3 types: Basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer are relatively slow growing and considered rather benign in their behavior and are nearly 100 cured with a simple excision. Melanoma is less common, yet much more serious as a cancer as it tends to spread inside the body and can cause death once it spreads beyond the skin ...Read more
Yes: Skin cancer, in any of its varieties, starts in the skin. There are similar cancers that can start in other sites but they would not be called skin cancer. Also, other cancers can spread to the skin but again, you don't call it skin cancer. The cancer is usually named by its place of origin. ...Read more
Probably not: After the age of 30-35, the most likely cause for blotchy skin lesions you describe would be a benign condition called seborrheic keratoses. Nevertheless, if you are concerned, the safest course would be to have your doctor check them out, and possibly biopsy one or more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to see: See your doctor or better yet a dermatologist. Many skin lesions can be white and be normal. A dermatologist can check your skin and help diagnose and treat if necessary. Some causes of white spots include idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis to vitiligo. Skin cancer does not typically present as white spots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shave bio on mod dysplastic nevi, could melanoma grow without any visible signs on surface of skin?
Not sure: I'm really not sure how to answer your question. If you have been diagnosed by a pathologist with "cancer moles" that could mean that you have skin cancer, but most doctors do not use a term like "cancer mole". Doctors usually use more specific terms like "squamous cell carcinoma", "basal cell carcinoma", "melanoma", etc. If you could tell me exactly what the pathologist said, i could explain. ...Read more
Strawbery blonde wih many freckles, have noticed several shiny bumps on skin (face, back of neck & arms) only 28 and worried it could be skin cancer?
2 red raised skin lumps look like moles bright red in colour on neck and back are these cancerous?
Could be: It could be, particularly if it is asymmetrical in its color distribution, has irregular border, has color variation, and a diameter larger than a pencil eraser. Get it checked out if it concerns you; a good dermatologist can suggest if this really needs to be biopsied or removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have new ones checkd: Although changes in our skin are normal as we age, if u notice new changes that r concerning have them looked at by your regular doctor. Most benign skin changes are easy to identify by looking at them. Skin cancer identification is defined by the a, b, c's. A- asymmetric shape. B- borders that are irregular, c-color (multiple colors are concerning) there are some more features but these r basics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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