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What Does Skin Cancer On The Nose Look Like
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: The skin cancer will spread and be locally destructive which can result in complete loss of the nose. It can then spread to affect the rest of the face and can even spread in the nerves to the brain. Some types of skin cancer can metastasize into the bloodstream or lymphatics and then spread to the rest of the body which can be fatal. ...Read more
Small papule that is skin coloured on the side of nose grows back when scratched and bleeds. What could this be? Skin cancer?
Small red lesion on nose that won't go away, when scratched it bleeds but stays. Also dry flaking skin around nose. Is this skin cancer?
Unlikely at 17: But have to see your doctor, to make sure it is not serious. ...Read more
What is used on a large skin cancer removal wound (nose) that is healing naturally to help with new skin growth and/or for there to be less scarring?
Ask the DR!!!!!: Was it a MOHS procedure? Graft? Sutures? Dressing? Forget about magic pills or vitamins to reduce scars: they are bogus claims. Usually WATER is best for routine cleaning. Keep it lubricated with vaseline or Aquaphor. Bacitracin and neosporin are useless. Worse, they are common sensitizers which may cause allergic reactions and interfere with wound healing. Your surgeon MUST have carefully instruc ...Read more
I got skin poisioning 8 yrs ago. Ever sience then I have had a bump on my nose that hasstayed what could it be? I've been told it could be skin cancer.
Bump on nose: It would be very unusual for someone 25 to have a skin cancer on the nose. Not impossible, but unusual. It is easy for your dermatologist to shave it off flat with the skin and have it examined under the microscope. It is probably a fibrous papule or a dermal nevus or sebaceous hyperplasia but the biopsy procedure would tell and give you a cosmetic improvement anyway because the bump would be gone. ...Read more
I have flaky skin on my legs and nose. I have had skin cancer on my nose. How do I stop flaky skin.
Can you have skin cancer at 35? I have a spot that looks like the pics on web of melenoma on my nose. I'm scared, its noticeable and it peels.
Yep: You should show that lesion to your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more
Corner of my nose something like pimple formulating, hurts when I touch it both outside inside. Afraid it might be skin cancer. It is red. Please help?
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I found a spot on my nose that looks like it could be skin cancer but I was able to peel it off like a scab is it?
Can you get skin cancer from a first degree sunburn when you have only had a few mild ones in the past? 18 yrs/ few freckles on nose&face/pale
Cancer risks: Cancer comes from changes to the DNA- mutations, that can be caused by many things. Cancer begins only when enough changes have accrued to make cells that grow independently. But one can not tell right off if they have occurred. The more exposure the more risk, but single exposure does not mean zero risk, just lower. Take luck out of it and avoid risks. ...Read more
Mohs College (ACMS): It is important that you verify that your mohs surgeon is recognized as a fellowship-trained surgeon. Only members of the american college of mohs surgery (acms) are fellowship trained to perform mohs surgery. All members and fellows of the acms are listed on their website directory. The link to the acms website: <a href="http://www. Mohscollege. Org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www. Mohsc. ...Read more
Why do I have this pimple on the side of my nose that's been there for yrs? Is it a cyst, or skin cancer or an infection? Don't hurt, why still there?
Lesions on nose/yrs: Best to seek only in person derma evaluation and possible bx. ...Read more
What is your opinion on fluorouracil 5 and other treatments you can recommend for skin cancer on nose?
Multiple options: Non-melanoma skin cancer is usually treated by surgery. Choice of other options, 5fu, (fluorouracil) radiation, etc. Usually is based on potential cosmetic result and feasibility of surgery. A very large lesion or one that recurs might not be able to be treated surgically. A lesion on the nose might be a problem re cosmetic result and then the other options are reasonable alternatives. ...Read more
My friend has a purple spot on the side of his nose, just down from his eye. He won't go to a doctor. Could it be skin cancer?
One blister on tip of nose over one nostril, for weeks. No cold or flu. Not blowing nose often. Family history of skin cancer plus 2 deaths melanoma.
Skin lesion: Better get it checked by a dermatologist, doesn't sound normal. ...Read more
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
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
Yes--: That's the kind of thing I do very frequently. Small skin cancers on the nose can be removed and reconstructed with local tissue giving an excellent cosmetic result. ...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
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
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
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