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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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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?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a cancer of the skin, specifically, the pigment producing cells. It is the most dangerous kind of skin cancer because it spreads fairly rapidly and is often detected at a late stage. Early signs of melanoma is the new appearance of a mole and any changes to old moles that give it suspicious characteristics. These characteristics include asymmetry, irregular borders, multiple colors, and size greater ...Read more


Dr. Kenneth Lee
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
16 years in practice
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My friend has a purple spot on the side of his nose, just down from his eye. He won't go to a doctor. Could it be skin cancer?

Dr. Kenneth Lee
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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My friend has a purple spot on the side of his nose, just down from his eye. He won't go to a doctor. Could it be skin cancer?

Lesions: All suspicious lesions that are pigmented - and have changed in appearance (border irregularity) or grown deserve a biopsy to ensure its not a cancer. See your primary physician to be sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
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DERMATOLOGY : Fleshy colored skin tag or skin cancer near my eye. I scratched it off but it grew back. What is this & how can I get rid of it?

Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
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DERMATOLOGY :  Fleshy colored skin tag or skin cancer near my eye.  I scratched it off but it grew back.  What is this & how can I get rid of it?

You need to see a: dermatologist to have lesion removed, since you have had MOHS surgery I suggest you go to that dermatolgist and have it removed so you won't have to worry and it can be tested. hope that helps ...Read more

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Dr. John Rhoades
Board Certified, Family Medicine
43 years in practice
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What is a solar lentigines? New, flat, VERY light tan spot on cheek bone. At skin cancer screening, Dr said not keratosis. Said keep an eye on it.

Dr. John Rhoades
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What is a  solar lentigines? New, flat, VERY light tan spot on cheek bone.  At skin cancer screening, Dr said not keratosis.  Said keep an eye on it.

Sun Damage: Lentigines are due to localised proliferation of melanocytes. The most common type, solar lentigines, arise in middle age and also result from sun damage (age spots). They are most often found on the face and hands, and are larger and more defined than freckles. Lentigines tend to persist for long periods and don't disappear in the winter (though they may fade). ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Orr
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
39 years in practice
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Doctor said I have skin cancer in the eye lid , after 4 surgerys .& freezing it's moving I have an open ulcer below my eye brow it's in the bone ?

Dr. Richard Orr
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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Doctor said  I have skin cancer  in the eye lid , after 4 surgerys .& freezing 
it's moving I have an open ulcer below my eye brow it's in the bone  
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Specialist: This is a very serious problem! you need to be seen at a center that specializes in this. You may need a surgical oncologist, moh's surgeon, and plastic surgeon that thoroughly knowledgable in this area. There are several excellent facilities in the boston area - for example mass eye and ear. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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What are my chances of developing skin cancer if I had 2 premelanoma and 10 clarks moles? Fair skin, green eyes, no family history of cancer.

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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What are my chances of developing skin cancer if I had 2 premelanoma and 10 clarks moles? Fair skin, green eyes, no family history of cancer.

High: You'll do well to use a good sunscreen, and especially to continue to keep an eye on your skin. You've got a reasonable chance of getting a malignant melanoma one of these days, but if you've kept up proper surveillance and spot and remote it in time, you will probably save your life by doing so. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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My dad is 53 and has found skin cancer already. Now his bones ache and he gets headaches behind the eyes, and his back hurts. Is something wrong?

Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
13 years in practice
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My dad is 53 and has found skin cancer already. Now his bones ache and he gets headaches behind the eyes, and his back hurts. Is something wrong?

Can be serious: The first question would be to find out if your dad has melanoma. If so, then these symptoms absolutely need to be evaluated asap by a doctor. Melanoma can spread to just about any organ including the brain, bones, liver, and lungs. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
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Is it possible to get melanoma eye cancer at any age?

Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
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Is it possible to get melanoma eye cancer at any age?

Yes: Unfortunately ocular melanoma can strike anyone. If you experience any vision changes see your eye md at once, because ocular melanoma can metastasize to the liver and kill. ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
12 years in practice
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Is it possible for a 16 year old to develop melanoma eye cancer?

Dr. Travis Kidner
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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Is it possible for a 16 year old to develop melanoma eye cancer?

Possible: It is rare, but possible.

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
13 years in practice
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What is the treatment for the eye cancer, melanoma?

Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
13 years in practice
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What is the treatment for the eye cancer, melanoma?

Radiation or surgery: Eye melanoma, or ocular melanoma is treated by either removal of the entire eye, or by radiation to the eye. It really depends on the extent of the melanoma. This type of melanoma frequently spreads to the liver, so a ct or MRI of the liver should be obtained. I recommend seeing someone who specializes in this type of cancer due to its relative rarity and severity. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other ...Read more


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