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DERMATOLOGY : Fleshy colored skin tag or skin cancer near my eye. I scratched it off but it grew back. What is this & how can I get rid of it?

DERMATOLOGY : Fleshy colored skin tag or skin cancer near my eye. I scratched it off but it grew back. What is this & how can I get rid of it?

You need to see a: Dermatologist to have lesion removed, since you have had MOHS surgery I suggest you go to that dermatolgist and have it removed so you won't have to worry and it can be tested. Hope that helps ...Read more

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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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What are my chances of developing skin cancer if I had 2 premelanoma and 10 clarks moles? Fair skin, green eyes, no family history of cancer.

What are my chances of developing skin cancer if I had 2 premelanoma and 10 clarks moles? Fair skin, green eyes, no family history of cancer.

High: You'll do well to use a good sunscreen, and especially to continue to keep an eye on your skin. You've got a reasonable chance of getting a malignant melanoma one of these days, but if you've kept up proper surveillance and spot and remote it in time, you will probably save your life by doing so. ...Read more

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My friend has a purple spot on the side of his nose, just down from his eye. He won't go to a doctor. Could it be skin cancer?

My friend has a purple spot on the side of his nose, just down from his eye. He won't go to a doctor. Could it be skin cancer?

Lesions: All suspicious lesions that are pigmented - and have changed in appearance (border irregularity) or grown deserve a biopsy to ensure its not a cancer. See your primary physician to be sure. ...Read more

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My dad is 53 and has found skin cancer already. Now his bones ache and he gets headaches behind the eyes, and his back hurts. Is something wrong?

My dad is 53 and has found skin cancer already. Now his bones ache and he gets headaches behind the eyes, and his back hurts. Is something wrong?

Can be serious: The first question would be to find out if your dad has melanoma. If so, then these symptoms absolutely need to be evaluated asap by a doctor. Melanoma can spread to just about any organ including the brain, bones, liver, and lungs. ...Read more

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What is a solar lentigines? New, flat, VERY light tan spot on cheek bone. At skin cancer screening, Dr said not keratosis. Said keep an eye on it.

What is a solar lentigines? New, flat, VERY light tan spot on cheek bone. At skin cancer screening, Dr said not keratosis. Said keep an eye on it.

Sun Damage: Lentigines are due to localised proliferation of melanocytes. The most common type, solar lentigines, arise in middle age and also result from sun damage (age spots). They are most often found on the face and hands, and are larger and more defined than freckles. Lentigines tend to persist for long periods and don't disappear in the winter (though they may fade). ...Read more

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Doctor said I have skin cancer in the eye lid, after 4 surgerys. & freezing it's moving I have an open ulcer below my eye brow it's in the bone?

Doctor said I have skin cancer in the eye lid, after 4 surgerys. & freezing it's moving I have an open ulcer below my eye brow it's in the bone?

Likely Basal cell Ca: You have most likely basal cell carcinoma locally invasive, do not spread like melanoma squamous cell ca probably localized to skin only other wise you might have surgical excision. With this presumption don't worry it will heal. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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If want to shave my head bald for summer, will just SPF 30 help prevent skin cancer?

If want to shave my head bald for summer, will just SPF 30 help prevent skin cancer?

SPF 35, uv A&B: Use sun block spf 35 and above with uv a& b protection. Bang for your buck after 35 is very little. Re apply 90 min to 2 hours even if it says all day block. This was a glitch in the system of sunblock approval from fda. Beyond 90 min it gave them a all day approval rating. It will be corrected soon. ...Read more

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Can too much heat on head from dryers cause skin cancer?

Can too much heat on head from dryers cause skin cancer?

NO: That will not cause skin cancer, but constant exposure to sun (actinic rays), insensitive individuals may result skin cancer, not occasional heat from deers. ...Read more

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I got badly sunburned on my forehead and head. Could one bad burn cause skin cancer?

I got badly sunburned on my forehead and head. Could one bad burn cause skin cancer?

Not really: There is a linkage to repeated sun damage, particularly prior to puberty.One episode is not going to do it but will hopefully remind you that sunblock/headware is a a simple and inexpensive way to help avoid it. ...Read more

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Scortum very itch, dry, brake out small pinple. Penis head is red, small pinple formed as ring. Some what look as fungus? Some what like skin cancer?

Scortum very itch, dry, brake out small pinple. Penis head is red, small pinple formed as ring. Some what look as fungus? Some what like skin cancer?

See ur MD asap: See a MD, you may have a sexually transmitted disease. Syphilis, herpes, fungus are in the differential. Accurate diagnosis and treatment are in your best interest. ...Read more

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Do people ever get skin cancer on the head that goes away?

Do people ever get skin cancer on the head that goes away?

Skin cancer: A skin cancer typically does not go away on its own. Certain melanomas demonstrate regression (a white scar area where the typically darker melanoma was). See a dermatologist for any suspicious spots or growths. ...Read more

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With head skin cancer at age 89, should it be ignored? Will somebody die before the skin cancer grows?

With head skin cancer at age 89, should it be ignored? Will somebody die before the skin cancer grows?

Type of cancer?: 3 common types: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. No one would recommend ignoring melanoma. Squamous cell can spread to lymph nodes and beyond so should not be ignored unless the 89 year old is very ill and unable to be treated. Ignoring a basal cell in an 89 year old is not out of the question but if it becomes larger, painful and bleeding in 2 years, would we wish we had removed it at 89? ...Read more

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One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.

One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.

See your doctor: A bleeding mole is a warning sign. Please see your doctor to ascertain if the lesion needs to be removed for examination by a pathologist. ...Read more

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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

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

Too much!: 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

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I just had cancer head melanoma surgry, anesthesia made urination very difficult, few drops a time, am now on flomox, and a catheta, how do I know if?

I just had cancer head melanoma surgry, anesthesia made urination very difficult, few drops a time, am now on flomox, and a catheta, how do I know if?

Hypertrophic prostat: melanoma of the head, if after resection requires grafting because of size, then some form of anesthesia needed. If general anesthesia given and known prostate enlargement at age 81 then urinary dribbling may occur. Use of Flomax (tamsulosin) can help and eventually near normal urine flow will occur without use of catheter. This is not a sign of possible spread of the melanoma. ...Read more

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Does skin cancer itch?

It can: Certain skin cancers, basal cell can instill an inflammatory respond in the surrounding skin which can "itch." best to see a doctor if you have a questions. ...Read more

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How does skin cancer grow?

Local growth mostly: Mostly skin cancers (like all cancers) grow locally, spreading both side to side as well as down. For melanomas in particular, deep growth is more dangerous. Cancers also can jump (or metastasize) via lymphatic vessels or blood vessels. This can lead to spread to local lymph nodes or distant sites like the lungs, liver, brain, etc. ...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


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

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