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Could chest cancer be terminal, and can skin cancer be terminal?

Could chest cancer be terminal, and can skin cancer be terminal?

There is not such..: ...A thing as "chest cancer", there's lots of cancers that can develop in the chest with different behaviors and treatments (lung, esophagus, lymphoma). As to skin cancer, the most aggressive one is melanoma and it can indeed be lethal if not diagnosed in time. Get checked and protect yourself from excessive sun exposure. ...Read more

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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I have spots on my chest in between my breast. Could this be skin cancer?

I have spots on my chest in between my breast. Could this be skin cancer?

It depends: You have to be able to describe the 'spots' in terms of their color, size and if they are flat or raised. These aspects help us to know if it is something benign or could it be malignant(melanom ais brown or black and is usually flat and measures >5mmg/size of a pencil eraser). If the spot/s change in size or color over a period of months, then you should seek medical attention to get it checked o. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between laser hair removal with gentlemax pro and skin cancer? Or breast cancer, in case of hair removal on chest area?

Is there any correlation between laser hair removal with gentlemax pro and skin cancer? Or breast cancer, in case of hair removal on chest area?

No, none: There is no effect on the odds of developing breast cancer from such procedures. Yet breast cancer develops in one of 8 women in their life time...So there is always the risk of coincidence in some cases. Therefore you need to know the natural risks here, as well as family history of breast cancer can increase the odds. ...Read more

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What is the risk that an adult who is 29yr old will get (blood/lung/skin) cancer from one chest CT scan?

0.05-0.25%: Nicely discussed here: http://www.Scientificamerican.Com/article/how-much-ct-scans-increase-risk-cancer/ however, there is no real science at the low doses used in medicine. This number is extrapolated from a higher dose measure with the assumption it will be the linear relationship at the lower dose level. ...Read more

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What does skin cancer look like?

What does skin cancer look like?

Varies: There are several different types of skin cancers. Squamous cell the skin begins as a small nodule and as it enlarges the center becomes necrotic and sloughs and the nodule turns into an ulcer. Basal cell patients present with a shiny, pearly nodule. Melanoma patients have an irregularly appearing pigmented lesion. ...Read more

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What does skin cancer look like?

ABCD: Just remember the abc's. A- asymmetric or irregular b- bleeds c- color changes d- diameter or size enlargement. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a 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