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Doctor insights on: Skin Cancer Pictures On Chest

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Could chest cancer be terminal, and can skin cancer be terminal?

Could chest cancer be terminal, and can skin cancer be terminal?

There is not such..: ...A thing as "chest cancer", there's lots of cancers that can develop in the chest with different behaviors and treatments (lung, esophagus, lymphoma). As to skin cancer, the most aggressive one is melanoma and it can indeed be lethal if not diagnosed in time. Get checked and protect yourself from excessive sun exposure. ...Read more

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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Is it possible that it is a sign of skin cancer if you get a spotted rash on your chest?

Is it possible that it is a sign of skin cancer if you get a spotted rash on your chest?

Rash not cancer: A rash is usually not a sign of cancer. However, if it does not go away, seek medical advice. ...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 is the risk that an adult who is 29yr old will get (blood/lung/skin) cancer from one chest CT scan?

0.05-0.25%: Nicely discussed here:
http://www. Scientificamerican. Com/article/how-much-ct-scans-increase-risk-cancer/

however, there is no real science at the low doses used in medicine. This number is extrapolated from a higher dose measure with the assumption it will be the linear relationship at the lower dose level. ...Read more

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What does skin cancer look like? I have a growth that's been on my shoulder for several years now and it continue to grow and I have pictures if u ned

What does skin cancer look like? I have a growth that's been on my shoulder for several years now and it continue to grow and I have pictures if u ned

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
asymmetry
boarders that are irregular
color differences within the same mole
diameter greater than 6mm

also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more

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Could any1 in the skin cancer sector take a look at my pictures in my health records and tell me what u think?

Could any1 in the skin cancer sector take a look at my pictures in my health records and tell me what u think?

On-line advice: Your concerns really need to be addressed with a face to face visit with a local physician. No prudent doctor would give you advice on-line based on photos alone. But if you have a lesion that bleeds, changes color, grows rapidly, or cycles through healing and breakdown repeatedly, you should see a doctor for further management. ...Read more

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How could I have developed skin cancer (melanoma) on my lung?

How could I have developed skin cancer (melanoma) on my lung?

Spread in blood: Cancer can spread to other areas through the lymphatics to lymph nodes or directly invade the blood stream and float and pumped to other areas of the body. Therefore melanoma is a very dangerous cancer where the slightest growth deep into the skin ends up getting into the blood stream. Its a strange disease though as the original melanoma may be resected years before it shows up in other organs. ...Read more

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Is it common that breast cancer metastisize in the skin? What are signs of skin cancer?

Is it common that breast cancer metastisize in the skin? What are signs of skin cancer?

Possible: Most of the skin metastasis in local area of breast as set lite metastasis in advanced breast cancer, out side breast skin metastasis is rare and unusual. Primary skin cancers like melanoma from pig. Mole or squamous cell, or basal cell all have their own futures, for any suspicious, non healing lesion should seek help of a professionals for early detection and cure. ...Read more

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My mom has a lump on both breast could it be skin cancer or deformality?

My mom has a lump on both breast could it be skin cancer or deformality?

Need to see her MD: Any breast solid lump at your mothers age must have biopsy after examination by her doctor and investigative tests like mammography, sono, some times MRI, . ...Read more

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Am I more likely to get skin cancer or lung cancer from smoking first?

Am I more likely to get skin cancer or lung cancer from smoking first?

Lung cancer: Other cancers linked to smoking include esophageal, kidney, bladder, lung, mouth, throat, and there are more. Stop smoking! ...Read more

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Is skin cancer as deadly as lung cancer and so many other types of cancers?

Is skin cancer as deadly as lung cancer and so many other types of cancers?

It can be: Melanoma can be. Squamous cell carcinoma can be locally destructive. Basal cell carcinoma typically not unless genetic. Another rare skin cancer, merkle cell carcinoma can be very aggressive. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get skin cancer on the breast and have it become a lump in your breast?

Is it possible to get skin cancer on the breast and have it become a lump in your breast?

Yes, but: A skin cancer on the breast left to grow might invade down into the breast and become a breast lump, but the usual skin cancers appear on the surface and can be removed well before they make a significant deep mass. ...Read more

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I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer?

I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer?

Probably not: No correlation between squamous cell cancer of the skin with breast cancer. Scc of the skin- including bowen's disease which is squamous carcinoma in situ of the skin- are related to uv exposures. Breast cancer with a focal scc- is suspicious for metaplastic carcinoma of the breast- a very rare type of breast cancer. There is a relation between metaplastic cancer with brca 1 mutation. ...Read more

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I have a bruise like blotch that seems to be under my skin, it appeared over night on the top of my breast, what are the symptoms of skin cancer etc?

Probably not cancer: Skin cancer is rare in someone 23 years old. I wouldn't worry about it.

The symptoms of skin cancer are change in or development of a mole or skin nodule that is raised or flat, asymmetric, discolored, and that grows in size.

Your symptoms should go away on their own within a few days. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old of Asian background. I have a 7mm black, scaly mole on my breast that is surrounded by a thin ring of brown. Fo I have skin cancer?

I am 16 years old of Asian background. I have a 7mm black, scaly mole on my breast that is surrounded by a thin ring of brown. Fo I have skin cancer?

Have it checked: If you are worried about that mole, talk to your parents and make an appointment with a board certified dermatologist, ...Read more

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I have heard of skin cancer, lung cancer and many other cancers, but never eye cancer. Does it exist and is it fatal?

I have heard of skin cancer, lung cancer and many other cancers, but never eye cancer. Does it exist and is it fatal?

Yes and Yes: There two major types of eye cancer, retinoblastoma affects childern and melanoma affects older people. Both can be fatal. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. Why does cancer attack a specific part of someone's body?

Need expert opinions about skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. Why does cancer attack a specific part of someone's body?

Biological process: The dna of any cell may mutate and continue to replicate with no end to it. The ability of cells to multiply and differentiate is expressed in the growth of a baby in 9months from a fertilized ovarian cell. From 1cell to a 9-10pound baby in 9months. That ability is in every cell of the body. If the off switch for cell division is lost, cells of any type may replicate indefinitely. ...Read more

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I have heard of brain, colon, lung, and skin cancer but I have never heard of heart cancer?

I have heard of brain, colon, lung, and skin cancer but I have never heard of heart cancer?

Cancer: There are cancers of every tissue in the body. Cardiac cancer may be primary (from the heart) or it can be secondary (cells from another organ or tissue). ...Read more

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What are the chances that this is breast cancer? I am young but have a very full family history of cancer on both sides of my family, skin cancer breast cancer lung cancer ovarian cancer the list continues, recently I noticed a lump on my left breast and

What are the chances that this is breast cancer? I am young but have a very full family history of cancer on both sides of my family, skin cancer breast cancer lung cancer ovarian cancer the list continues, recently I noticed a lump on my left breast and

Hello,: Hello, it is difficult to answer this question specifically for you without being able to see the images. In general, a radiologist, a physician that looks at medical images, will assess the shape, size, margins and density of a mass to determine the chance that it might be cancer. The radiologist may use mammograms and ultrasound images to gather this information. Radiologists will recommend a biopsy for any abnormality that has a chance of being cancer that is 2% or more. "pointy edges" will raise the chance to greater than 2%. Therefore, I would follow the recommendation for biopsy.

The chance that this particular finding is cancer also depends on your age, personal history and family history. From your story I think that the most important factor is the family history. Having breast and ovarian cancer in your family will raise your personal risk. The risk is highest if it was a first-degree relative (sister or mother) that had breast or ovarian cancer. If it was grandmother or distant cousin, the risk for you is not as high. If it was mother or sister or both, this might be a sign that your family has a gene that raises the risk of some kinds of cancer. If so, I would recommend that you all talk to a medical provider that performs genetic counseling. This can help you decide if you want to make a special effort to reduce your risk or start special screening tests to help detect cancer early if it happens.

I see that you posted this question 28 days ago. I see that the biopsy likely has already happened and that you have the result. I hope that it was benign. If not, then I hope that you know that we have great treatments for breast cancer and most women are survivors. I will be thinking about you and hoping for the best. ...Read more

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Do I have skin cancer?

Do I have skin cancer?

Needs evaluation: Do you sores that will not heal? Pale skin or red hair? Have you had common exposure to bright sunlight with frequent sunburns? Are there nodules on your skin that are growing irregularly. Check with your dermatologist if any of these are present. ...Read more

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Is skin cancer hereditary?

Can be: There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two together can be very dangerous. If you have a strong family history, lots of sun exposure, or any enlarging skin lesions, be evaluated by your local doctor and/or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can skin cancer be treated?

How can skin cancer be treated?

Usually surgery: Most skin cancers are treated initially with surgical excision. In some cases, depending on the type of tumor, other modalities may be employed. These include radiation, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, cryotherapy, and others. ...Read more

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