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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


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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?

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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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?

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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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.

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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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 ?

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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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.

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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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?

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?

Maybe: A rare form of skin cancer is melanoma and can spread to anywhere including bones and brain. This needs to be evaluated to insure these signs and symptoms are not related. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get melanoma eye cancer at any age?

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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What is the treatment for the eye cancer, melanoma?

What is the treatment for the eye cancer, melanoma?

Radiation: Ocular melanoma is typically treated with radiation therapy (external proton beam or radioactive plaque brachytherapy). In the worst cases, eyes can be removed (enucleated). But this all depends on which part of the eye had the melanoma. A good place for treatment is wills eye hospital, ocular oncology service. A metastatic work up is also warranted (laboratory bloodwork and imaging). ...Read more

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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma iscancer of melanocytes. Melanocytesare cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the ...Read more


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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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