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Skin Cancer On Scalp Symptoms
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
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
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: There are different types of skin cancers. For melanoma, it can present as mole or pigmented lesions that changes color, grows, ulcerates and bleeds. For squamous cell ca, early stage starts like tiny skin plaques with thick flicky skin that can grow ulcerate with heaved up margins. Basal cell ca may have different forms but check with you physcian if not sure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often none: Changes in size, color, irritability, ulceration (non-healing site), shape change are often associated with skin cancer change. Often no symptoms noted, just the changes of appearance. Should seek exam by md if you have such spots or changes. Many times can be intercepted before it becomes fully a cancer (dysplasia). Often in long-term sun exposed areas and history in family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does it persist?: Sunburn has been shown to increase the risk of developing skin cancer many years later. Sunburn does not cause immediate cancer. Severe sunburn my require treatment by a physician or specialist. Was there was a skin lesion before the sunburn, or has it changed? Or if your skin does not heal or there is a persistent lesion, have it examined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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