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Skin Cancer Under Breast
Three years ago a raised, brown/pink smooth oval bump appeared gradually between my breasts and hasn't gone since (remained the same size)skin cancer?
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 used a sunbed in my 20ties, probably in total maybe 10 times. Now 34, worried about skin cancer. I have quite a lot of skin tags under my breasts.?
Surveillance: Have somebody -- a partner, a physician, or whoever -- keep an eye on your skin and be familiar with the appearances of the common skin cancers. Get the suspicious ones off before they can hurt you. It's as simple as that. Worry accomplishes nothing. Death from skin cancer is basically 100% preventable if you stay alert. The skin tags aren't a factor and aren't sun-related. ...Read more
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Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer??
Doubtful: Sounds like sebaceous cysts based on your description but you should seek further evaluation. Typical skin cancers do not produce secretions. ...Read more
Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer or normal??
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
What to do if I am prone to having skin cancer. But if I get skin cancer on my breast, or even in my breasts a little, does that also count as 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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
I have some big acne like structures on my chest since last ten years. How can I check if they are a skin cancer?
See your doctor: Have the areas biopsied.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the prognosis for skin cancer on chest? Very large section cut out with reconstructive surgery done and pre-oral cancer?
What is the risk that an adult who is 29yr old will get (blood/lung/skin) cancer from one chest CT scan?
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
If I have stage 4 melanoma, does that increase my chances of getting breast cancer or another form of cancer?
Not all that signifi: It does not increase the risk. So I would ask you not to worry any more than you already are if you have stage 4 melanoma. I hope you are not confusing it with level-4 melanoma which means non- metastatic melanoma (curable) as opposed to metastatic melanoma (stage-4) which is less commonly curable. ...Read more
My grandmother died of melanoma of the vulva and my mom had cancerous tissue removed from her breast, what are my chances of catching cancer?
Two are not related: You should follow up yearly with your pcp. Give a good history ; leave it up to physician to guide you. ...Read more
Squamous cell carcinoma, no skincancer. Normal x ray/ct Scan of lungs/abdomen/breasts/Colon. Metastasis in lymphnodes under armpits/collarbone. Cough, weightloss, SOB. Ex smoker, Nicorette addict. No primary tumour found. What type of cancer?
Squamous: Disseminated squamous cell carcinomas with no obvious primary often are ultimately found to have arisen in the nasal sinuses. There are even protocols for treating "squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary". We may still have something to offer that's worthwhile. Best wishes. ...Read more
Local growth mostly: Mostly skin cancers (like all cancers) grow locally, spreading both side to side as well as down. For melanomas in particular, deep growth is more dangerous. Cancers also can jump (or metastasize) via lymphatic vessels or blood vessels. This can lead to spread to local lymph nodes or distant sites like the lungs, liver, brain, etc. ...Read more
Sun damage: With rare exception, most skin cancers are caused by sun damage. Any new skin bump which is new, enlarging, and changing is concerning. The older you are, and the more sun exposure you have had, the higher the risk of skin cancer. Melanomas risk is remembered as abcd: asymmetry, irregular borders, irregular coloration, diameter >6mm. If in doubt, have it check out by your doctor. ...Read more
Surgery: Skin cancers is usually treated by surgical excision. This allows you to assess that the margins are clear and will allow you to stage the tumor appropriately. Occasionally, in poor surgical candidates, non-surgical modalities may be employed. ...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