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I have 4 new moles on scalp can they be skin cancer?

I have 4 new moles on scalp can they be skin cancer?

Not sure: Sorry, but without looking and feeling, really unable to tell. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Best of luck. Dr R ...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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I've had seb. dermatitis 2.5 yrs. and sometimes I itch scalp back and it bleeds. I fear skin cancer? I try not to itch, but sometimes can't help it.

I've had seb. dermatitis 2.5 yrs. and sometimes I itch scalp back and it bleeds. I fear skin cancer? I try not to itch, but sometimes can't help it.

There is no cure for: seb derm, so if itching starts again you likely need prescription medications. Also make sure the diagnosis is correct by seeing dermatologist ...Read more

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Is it true picking at sores from Seborrheic dermatitis on scalp cause skin cancer bc they don't get chance to heal? I try not to but it's hard.

Is it true picking at sores from
Seborrheic dermatitis on scalp cause skin cancer bc they don't get chance to heal? I try not to but it's hard.

No that is not true: but instead of picking first try salicylic acid shampoo and see dermatologist for great topical prescriptions to remove scales ...Read more

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Bugbite-like growth on scalp for 4 weeks. At first skin color, but now looks red inflamed. Symmetrical, clear borders, not bloody.Looks like one patch of eczema. Black hair, 28 yr male, no family history. Biopsy is pending. What type of skin cancer?

Bugbite-like growth on scalp for 4 weeks. At first skin color, but now looks red inflamed. Symmetrical, clear borders, not bloody.Looks like one patch of eczema. Black hair, 28 yr male, no family history.
Biopsy is pending. What type of skin cancer?

Possibly SSC or AK?: May not be cancer. Traditionally squamous cell cancer (SSC) was infrequent under age 40. But the incidence is increasing in this age range. The risk increases with use of Tanning booths and living in the Sun Belt. You lesion may be actinic keratosis(AK) ( a precursor to SSC), SSC or a non-cancerous skin condition. It would not be Melanoma.see http://bit.ly/1Pj9osP + http://bit.ly/1FTMrdN ...Read more

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Four Doctors say brown dark bumps itchy and burn is Atopic Eczema behind and inside ears and scalp Asian female tan skin,worry skin cancer.thoughts?

Four Doctors say brown dark bumps itchy and burn is Atopic Eczema behind and inside ears and scalp Asian female tan skin,worry skin cancer.thoughts?

Doubt cancer: On location, it may actually be seborrhea. That's easy to manage though not curable. It may be infected / impetigenized whichight explain burning. Read up on this and ask your pharmacist what might be worth trying. ...Read more

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What are they symptoms of skin cancer?

What are they symptoms of skin cancer?

New & different: Anything that is growing rapidly, itching, bleeding, and/or changing color could be a skin cancer. If you are concerned, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of skin cancer?

What are early symptoms of skin cancer?

Depends: Early skin cancer or pre-cancerous lesions are usually detected by a lesion on the skin that doesn't improve over time. Some lesions can be scaly, ulcerated, or change in appearance to make a healthcare professional become suspicious that a skin cancer is present. Melanoma is a pigmented lesion that changes in size, has border irregularity, or has lymph node involvement. See your physician. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of skin cancer?

What are the main symptoms of skin cancer?

Enlarging lumps: Skin cancers usually are relatively asymptomatic until they get large. They are more common in sun exposed/damaged areas. Look for lesions on your skin which are progressively enlarging and/or changing. Skin cancers can sometimes, itch, bleed, ulcerate or cause pain. If in doubt, have a md look at the areas in question. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

It depends...: Skin cancer comes in more than one forms. There is melanoma, which is a cancer of the pigment cells of the skin and non-melanoma skin cancers, include basal cell(most common cancer) and squamous cell skin cancer. Skin cancer presents as a small skin nodule or a changing mole(mixtures of colors(brown, pink and back). Anything suspicious and growing requires a medical exam and a biopsy for diagnosi. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer?

Visible: Usually there are no symptoms until very late. Odd bumps, ulcers or abnormal pigmented lesions are the presentation. The most concerning is melanoma -- find a few good melanoma sites and read the ABCDE's. The photos will help. Best wishes. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common 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 & ...Read more