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What Happens If Skin Cancer Is Not Treated
Depend on the cell: Depends on what type of skin cancer, basal cell cancer takes years years to erode through , melanoma spreads rapidly if untreated, basal cell spreads slowly ( less rapid )treatment is simple prognosis is excellent in localized stage see your doctor with out delay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Skin cancer: There are different techniques to remove skin cancer. The technique that has the highest cure rate and that spares the most normal tissue is called mohs micrographic surgery. This method allows the cancer to be traced out under the microscope by examining the entire periphery of the excised tumor. If any roots are seen the excision and microscopic checking continues until tumor free plane obtained. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bottom lip had skin cancer, treated w/aldara over 1 yr ago. Cancer gone. Lip still huge & chapped. Nothing helps it. Tried everything w/dermatologist.
See Surg/Derm: This may very well be side effects of aldara. You should go see your dermatologist to find out. More importantly, you need to be sure that you don't have an underlying skin cancer. And if there is no recurrence, you can talk to a plastic surgeon or in some cases oral surgeons or ear/nose doctors about surgical options such as cheiloplasty. Where some or all of the damaged mucosa could be shaved. ...Read more
Who is the best skin doctor in mumbai? Considering being a medical tourist to have my skin cancer and aks and veins treated
Medical tourism: I don't recommend medical tourism in general... This is especially true for cancer treatment. Cancer surveillance is critical, and a mistake in pathologic analysis and/or appropriate followup could be a fatal mistake. If complications arise, the quality of your medical care could be compromised. I would never recommend anyone i know seek care abroad for cancer treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It will spread: Different cancers spread differently. All cancers will grow locally and cause damage to nearby structures. Cancers can spread to lymph nodes which drain a particular body area as well (i.e. Squamous cell, and melanoma). Some cancers (particularly melanoma) will jump to distant sites early (brain, lung, liver, etc). This is distant metastasis, and imparts poor prognosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin cancer: Skin cancer is most often treated surgically and repaired with stitches. Radiation treatment , topical chemotherapy creams, and liquid nitrogen may also be recommended depending on the type, size, location of skin cancer as well as the overall physical health of the patient. ...Read more
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
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