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Symptoms Of Skin Cancer On Ear
Will visit derm soon but scaly small bump on ear lobe for years. I remove it, it comes back. Same size, no other symptoms. Could this be skin cancer?
Bump on ear: Your dermatologist will. E able to examine you and if the lesion appears cancerous, it can be sent for biopsy ...Read more
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
Yes..: Sun damage is comon on the outer ear, and so skin cancers often occur there. However, skin cancers can occur in the ear as well. See your ENT for any suspicious lesions deep in the ears, especially if there are associated symptoms like pain, hearing trouble, ringing, or facial nerve weakness. ...Read more
I have recently noticed a mole on my ear, is it a sign of some skin problem or may be skin cancer?
My husband has white lump on top of his ear one doctor said looks like skin cancer another dr said it nothing should we get another opinion?
My father was recently diagnosed with skin cancer in his ears. Skin cancer runs in my family and I am starting to notist bumps inside my ear.
Does skin cancer usually feel hot after you itch it? I have a red dry patch on my ear for a couple days, and I get eczema. Should I go to derm or wait?
Scaly rash: If you have a red scaly rash, it should be scraped for a KOH test to rule out a tinea infection (fungus). You should visit a dermatologist. The dermatologist will do a full exam and rule out other conditions that look like eczema such as tinea, psoriasis, lichen planus, and other conditions. Do you have a rash anywhere else on your body? A dermatologist will ensure proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Four Doctors say brown dark bumps itchy and burn is Atopic Eczema behind and inside ears and scalp Asian female tan skin, worry skin cancer. Thoughts?
About a week ago I got what looked like a black head on my back and I picked at it and now it's a scab. Could it be skin cancer.?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining the lesion. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more
Have a red thing comin up on my for head is it skin cancer and it is starting to hurt work in sun all day and my grandpa also has had it
Time to see your doc: It is time to see your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more
SPF 35, uv A&B: Use sun block spf 35 and above with uv a& b protection. Bang for your buck after 35 is very little. Re apply 90 min to 2 hours even if it says all day block. This was a glitch in the system of sunblock approval from fda. Beyond 90 min it gave them a all day approval rating. It will be corrected soon. ...Read more
With head skin cancer at age 89, should it be ignored? Will somebody die before the skin cancer grows?
Type of cancer?: 3 common types: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. No one would recommend ignoring melanoma. Squamous cell can spread to lymph nodes and beyond so should not be ignored unless the 89 year old is very ill and unable to be treated. Ignoring a basal cell in an 89 year old is not out of the question but if it becomes larger, painful and bleeding in 2 years, would we wish we had removed it at 89? ...Read more
Scortum very itch, dry, brake out small pinple. Penis head is red, small pinple formed as ring. Some what look as fungus? Some what like skin cancer?
One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.
See your doctor: A bleeding mole is a warning sign. Please see your doctor to ascertain if the lesion needs to be removed for examination by a pathologist. ...Read more
Have a mole that appeared on my fore head after I went to an air shiw and got burnt my face peeled but it has not gone away its dark brown and raised im also so weak and fatigued and bruise super eaisily what can be going on I had skin cancer 5years ago a
To deal with for a computer question. I would make sure you get checked out as your concerns could be serious.
With a history of skin cancer at a very young age, you need to be extremely protective of your skin whenever you are going to be outside. You should wear sunscreen every day, and re-apply at least every 4 hours when you are in the sun. Wear a hat and protective clothing too! ...Read more
Depends: Early skin cancer or pre-cancerous lesions are usually detected by a lesion on the skin that doesn't improve over time. Some lesions can be scaly, ulcerated, or change in appearance to make a healthcare professional become suspicious that a skin cancer is present. Melanoma is a pigmented lesion that changes in size, has border irregularity, or has lymph node involvement. See your physician. ...Read more
Enlarging lumps: Skin cancers usually are relatively asymptomatic until they get large. They are more common in sun exposed/damaged areas. Look for lesions on your skin which are progressively enlarging and/or changing. Skin cancers can sometimes, itch, bleed, ulcerate or cause pain. If in doubt, have a md look at the areas in question. ...Read more
It depends...: Skin cancer comes in more than one forms. There is melanoma, which is a cancer of the pigment cells of the skin and non-melanoma skin cancers, include basal cell (most common cancer) and squamous cell skin cancer. Skin cancer presents as a small skin nodule or a changing mole (mixtures of colors (brown, pink and back). Anything suspicious and growing requires a medical exam and a biopsy for diagnosi. ...Read more
Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
boarders that are irregular
color differences within the same mole
diameter greater than 6mm
also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more
It depends: There are different types of skin cancers. For melanoma, it can present as mole or pigmented lesions that changes color, grows, ulcerates and bleeds. For squamous cell ca, early stage starts like tiny skin plaques with thick flicky skin that can grow ulcerate with heaved up margins. Basal cell ca may have different forms but check with you physcian if not sure. ...Read more
Skin cancer: Skin cancer signs may include a spot or bump that is changing size, color, or shape. Also an area that does not heal may represent a skin cancer. A skin cancer may or may not itch, bleed, or become tender. See a dermatologist for any suspicious areas and a routine skin exam ...Read more
Does it persist?: Sunburn has been shown to increase the risk of developing skin cancer many years later. Sunburn does not cause immediate cancer. Severe sunburn my require treatment by a physician or specialist. Was there was a skin lesion before the sunburn, or has it changed? Or if your skin does not heal or there is a persistent lesion, have it examined. ...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