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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 the signs of skin cancer?|

What are the signs of skin cancer?|

New or changes: Get to know your skin by self-exam at least once a month. Look for new lesions or changes in pre-existing ones (color, shape, size, itches or hurts or bleeds). Some skin cancers start out by looking like a pimple but a pimple will go away, a skin cancer won't. If a lesion continues to persist or get bigger over a period of a month or 2, you should get it looked at by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What're the first signs of skin cancer?

What're the first signs of skin cancer?

Enlarging skin bumps: They can take a variety of different appearances depending on what type of cancer. Melanoma is the most aggressive, see the pic i attached. Squamous cells are scaly and can ulcerate if large. Basal cells are "pearly" and also can ulcerate and bleed. If you have concern for an enlarging spot on your skin, have it looked at by your md or dermatologist for evaluation and possible biopsy (in office. ...Read more

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What early signs of skin cancer?

What early signs of skin cancer?

Classic is a sore : That does not heal for the squamous and basal types, and a new variegated colored mole that grows outwardly and upward. Bleeding from either tells you to hurry up and get it taken care of. ...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

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What are the signs when you get a skin cancer/melanoma?

Modified alphabet: A: asymetry of the borders, when folded in half the two halves of the mole do not match b: border irregularity, they are jagged uneven, not smooth c: variegated and multiple d: diameter >4mm e: elevation, growing up off the skin surface, or evolution (it is changing in some way) u: ulceration, the skin surface has broken down ****any lesion that is new or changing deserves further analysis, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My brother has a weird brown mark on his side of the neck is this a sign of skin cancer or something?

Appears benign: Chances for a person in his twenties to have skin cancer on the neck is rare. However we have seen melanomas and other cancers in all ages. If the lesion is weird looking, it should be checked by dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are some early signs of skin cancer? I have random marks all over my skin from years back that never go away?

What are some early signs of skin cancer? I have random marks all over my skin from years back that never go away?

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 . See a dermatologist for any suspicious areas and a routine skin exam. ...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


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a 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