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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Can skin cancer be found in the ear?

Can skin cancer be found in the ear?

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

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I have recently noticed a mole on my ear, is it a sign of some skin problem or may be skin cancer?

I have recently noticed a mole on my ear, is it a sign of some skin problem or may be skin cancer?

Not necessarily: Bonnie, you may develop moles during your lifetime. The two keys are to apply sunscreen, and keep an eye on it. If it changes size or shape, or the coloration changes, then get it checked out by your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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 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?

Biopsy it: "When in doubt, cut it out! "

If there is a question about a skin lesion, the safest approach is to perform a simple skin biopsy to get the answer. These are performed under local anesthesia with minimal scarring. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Skin: Bumps in the ear could turn out to be non cancerous. The key is to use sunscreen and have a dermatologist evaluate the area to render a proper diagnosis whether treatable skin cancer exists (possible but not common at 16) or not. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

Doubt cancer: On location, it may actually be seborrhea. That's easy to manage though not curable. It may be infected / impetigenized whichight explain burning. Read up on this and ask your pharmacist what might be worth trying. ...Read more

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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

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Can too much heat on head from dryers cause skin cancer?

Can too much heat on head from dryers cause skin cancer?

NO: That will not cause skin cancer, but constant exposure to sun (actinic rays), insensitive individuals may result skin cancer, not occasional heat from deers. ...Read more

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If want to shave my head bald for summer, will just SPF 30 help prevent skin cancer?

If want to shave my head bald for summer, will just SPF 30 help prevent skin cancer?

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

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Do people ever get skin cancer on the head that goes away?

Do people ever get skin cancer on the head that goes away?

Skin cancer: A skin cancer typically does not go away on its own. Certain melanomas demonstrate regression (a white scar area where the typically darker melanoma was). See a dermatologist for any suspicious spots or growths. ...Read more

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With head skin cancer at age 89, should it be ignored? Will somebody die before the skin cancer grows?

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

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I got badly sunburned on my forehead and head. Could one bad burn cause skin cancer?

I got badly sunburned on my forehead and head. Could one bad burn cause skin cancer?

Not really: There is a linkage to repeated sun damage, particularly prior to puberty.One episode is not going to do it but will hopefully remind you that sunblock/headware is a a simple and inexpensive way to help avoid it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See ur MD asap: See a MD, you may have a sexually transmitted disease. Syphilis, herpes, fungus are in the differential. Accurate diagnosis and treatment are in your best interest. ...Read more

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One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.

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

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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

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

Too much!: 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

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What are they symptoms of skin cancer?

New & different: Anything that is growing rapidly, itching, bleeding, and/or changing color could be a skin cancer. If you are concerned, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of skin cancer?

What are early symptoms of skin cancer?

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

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What are the main symptoms of skin cancer?

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

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

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

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What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer?

Visible: Usually there are no symptoms until very late. Odd bumps, ulcers or abnormal pigmented lesions are the presentation. The most concerning is melanoma -- find a few good melanoma sites and read the ABCDE's. The photos will help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which other symptoms of skin cancer are there other than a mole?

Which other symptoms of skin cancer are there other than a mole?

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
asymmetry
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

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What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

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

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Which are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Which are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Changes: Changes in size, shape and thickness associated with bleeding from existing or recent lesions. Please have the lesion evaluated by a specialist for biopsy ...Read more

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How do I know if I have symptoms of skin cancer?

How do I know if I have symptoms of skin cancer?

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

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Could you tell me what are other symptoms of skin cancer?

Many: Changes in color, shape and texture of lesions
wounds that do not heal. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are other symptoms of skin cancer?

Need expert help here. What are other symptoms of skin cancer?

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. See a dermatologist for any suspicious areas and a routine skin exam. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of skin cancer after your sunburn peels away and heals up?

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

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more