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Sunburn, skin cancer: Sunburns are implicated in skin cancer and aging. While tanning from sun exposure and tanning beds give you a "healthy glow", know that the "glow" is actually an indication of skin damage and inflammation. Prevent sunburns, reduce the risk of skin cancer and delay aging by limiting sun exposure, wearing minimum of spf 30 daily and getting any suspicious skin lesions examined. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Dark spots= common: If by 'age spots' you mean freckles (dark flat spots) then early sun damage can cause them at 11 years old. Another 'age spot' is a raised darker lesion called a 'seborrheic keratosis' and are very common on sun exposed areas after 20-30 years old. Also it is said we make 10 new moles (congenital nevi) per year! the risk of melanoma goes up with early/prolonged sun exposure. Use sunscreen please. ...Read more
Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?
How probable is it for an 72 year old male survivor of melanoma skin cancer to die before age 80?
Snake Oil: You are now 24 years old. Humans have been being sold snake oil for centuries. Our's is called 'anti-aging' products. Do you really believe a product you put on your skin can stop or arrest the aging process? ...Read more
Depends: Stages at diagnosis are important. Without knowing your stage of melanoma, it is difficult to discuss prognosis. For example, stage iii has a 5 year survival of 50 to 60%. Stage iiia: 5 year survival is 75-80%. Stage iiib: 5 year survival is 50-60%. Stage iiic: 5 year survival is 40-45%. For stage iv, 5 year survival is 16%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
62 year old female. Reddened shins with some pin-point dark red spots. No swelling. Onset in one afternoon. History of cellulitis to the same area.
Piles or hemorrhoids: are normal veins that everyone has but can become symptomatic ant any age , any sex from constipation, diarrhea or straining of any kind. They are meant to last a lifetime so if they are symptomatic first determine the reason and correct that before rushing off for a hemorrhoid operation or procedure. ...Read more