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Skin Cancer Sores That Won T Heal
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
Non- healing sore: Skin cancer is divided into two major groups: non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the american cancer society, 75% of all skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. A sore that does not heal can be a skin cancer. See your dermatologist. ...Read more
Does the mouth naturally clean itself? Does it shed skin and rejuvenate completely? Do I need to worry about past sexual activity other than cold sore
See below: The mucosa does renew itself repeatedly and in that sense it is self cleaning. However, in addition to herpes, HPV is the other infection you need to be concerned about from oral sex. There is no urgency, but next time you see your doctor, discuss the details with her/him. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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.
Is cur-cumin truly helpful to cure HPV? Will it really reduce cancer risk & assist my immune system to fight the virus? Will HPV leave my body ever?
Many things: The skin is a complex organ. When skin does not heal it suggests something is missing in the pathways that the skin takes from break down to being healed. Most commonly seen are high glucose from poorly treated diabetes, low blood proteins in malnourished patients, and low oxygen in patietns with perpheral artery disease, excessive bacterial colonization leading to infection and skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is ionizing radiation damage permanent or does your body heal from it? ( I heard that the damage heals but when it doesn't heal ,you get cancer?)
Predisposing factor: Body can repair some damage from ionizing radiation and it is also correct that radiation predisposes to cancer. Even non-ionizing radiation, e.g., UV light predisposes to cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Does broad spectrum sunscreen help prevent skin cancer or does it just prevent sunburn and do nothing to prevent skin cancers?
I have open wound under my armpit from abscess. It already pop. what to use to help heal wound cause it doesn't look like it's healing completely?
Why does the body allow cancer to occur & spread? Doesn't it go against nature (self preservation)?
Fallacious thinking: You have an inquiring mind and getting acquainted with the truth about biology, especially at the molecular and evolutionary levels, would be very worthwhile for you. The body has no overriding magic to keep it sound. The immune response to most cancers is negligible, as they are clones of mutated cells with a growth advantage. The destabilized genome allows cancers to mutate and evade defenses. ...Read more
Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster
Here are some...: If being herpes at this stage, there would be no remedy to shorten its clinical course of 2-3 wks, but keeping the affected area as clean & dry as possible so to minimize possible superimposed infection will help. For its recurrence, take valacyclovir HCl as soon as feeling its coming will lessen symptoms and shorten its course. So, talk with doc timely. ...Read more
Small wart thing on neck, won't heal. Derm said not cancer just skin tag. Throat on that side often feels swelled by tonsil. Can be infected/related?
Neck/lesion/throat: Non related. Have this lesion excised and sent to path.. ...Read more
Yes: I wouldn't use the word prone, but i would say all women are at risk because essentially everyone will be exposed to the hpv virus that can go on to cause cervical cancer. There are many types of hpv viruses. The ones that cause genital warts (type 6 and 11) do not cause cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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