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Dr. Mike Bowman
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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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What does melanoma look like as I have just seem a black mole on my upper back?

What does melanoma look like as I have just seem a black mole on my upper back?

Don't self-diagnose: Ask a doctor - it's the best way to not develop anxiety about it. Whatever someone tells you without seeing it in real-life will leave you wondering if it's true. So, have it seen in real-life. If the news is good, you'll be able to relax. If it leads to biopsy, you'll either relax with good news or get a good early start on treatment. Drs. Know how to help you with this sort of concern. ...Read more

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Need to know what a mole with melanoma looks like and does?

Need to know what a mole with melanoma looks like and does?

Many ways: The bottom line is that melanoma is a potentially deadly form of skin cancer that can have close to a 100% cure rate if detected early. If you have any mole that concerns you for any reason you should see a dermatologist asap. ...Read more

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I have a mole,when I wake up it feels flat and later that day it feels more fat.Like it Shrinks then grows everyday.No other signs of melanoma.Normal?

Likely so: Do not obsess over the mole. If it increases to twice its size, bleeds, develops a nodule or changes color, see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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2mm dark brown mole on heel that hasn't grown looked a little irregular and dr removed it. Would it have grown if it was melanoma?

2mm dark brown mole on heel that hasn't grown looked a little irregular and dr removed it. Would it have grown if it was melanoma?

Depends: Melanomas can grow and change at varying speeds. Some melanomas change colors and shapes very quickly while other remain the same for an extended period of time. A skin biopsy is the way to diagnose a melanoma. ...Read more

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I have a questionable mole on my leg. Besides what it looks like, are there any other signs, like pain or growth, that would indicate melanoma?

Remember ABCDE: Enlarging and changing moles can be worrisome and may indicated skin cancer. In particular, this may represent the start of melanoma. It should always be looked at by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist and appropriately biopsied (punch not shave) if indicated. A-asymmetry b-border (irregular) c-color (changing color) d- diameter (size-anything larger than a pencil eraser) e-evolution (change!). ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
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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


Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more