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Are white spots on my skin a from of skin cancer?

Are white spots on my skin a from of skin cancer?

Need to see: See your doctor or better yet a dermatologist. Many skin lesions can be white and be normal. A dermatologist can check your skin and help diagnose and treat if necessary. Some causes of white spots include idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis to vitiligo. Skin cancer does not typically present as white spots. ...Read more

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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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Cluster of tiny flat spots like freckles under skin on thigh, started reddish and turned light brown. Is this cause for concern re skin cancer?

Cluster of tiny flat spots like freckles under skin on thigh, started reddish and turned light brown. Is this cause for concern re skin cancer?

Spots: It's difficult to state with 100% confidence or accuracy without looking at an individual lesion, however if there is any change in size, color or shape of any lesion especially any new lesion which was not present before, it is important that you visit a dermatologist for further evaluation as it may possibly need a skin biopsy to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more

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Hi just a quest I've been dianoised with skin cancer im on a waiting list at hos for surgury to have it cut out in the meantime 2 more spots have come?

Hi just a quest I've been dianoised with skin cancer im on a waiting list at hos for surgury to have it cut out in the meantime 2 more spots have come?

Check with dermatolo: You don't indicate what kind of cancer; basal, squamous or melanoma, nor how long you've been waiting for surgery. Best thing to do is let dermatologist look at the new skin lesions and biopsy them if he thinks it necessary. ...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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My mom has found skin cancer spots and she has made her own "blood root remedity". She claims its working. Is this safe? I'm very concerned.

My mom has found skin cancer spots and she has made her own "blood root remedity". She claims its working. Is this safe? I'm very concerned.

Dermatology eval: Skin cancer can be serious and should not go without proper diagnosis and treatment. Your mother should see her dermatologist for evaluation. If the skin spots look suspicious your doctor will do a biopsy and discuss treatment options. It is possible the spots on your moms face are not skin cancer but she should have it checked to be sure. Please do not let her ignore it or self treat it. ...Read more

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I noticed 3 small browner spots on my hands skin that I have never seen or noticed before. Does this mean something bad ? Like skin cancer or ?!?

I noticed 3 small browner spots on my hands skin that I have never seen or noticed before. Does this mean something bad ? Like skin cancer or ?!?

Pigment changes: It's very unlikely these brown spots are cancer. Most likely they are moles that darken with age. To be safe, see a dermatologist and have them evaluated. ...Read more

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I have brown spots on lips? I have 4 of them and they look kind of like freckles and are flat as well. Is this some sort of skin cancer?

I have brown spots on lips? I have 4 of them and they look kind of like freckles and are flat as well. Is this some sort of skin cancer?

See Ender's Game: The movie - teen actor has it too. It is unlikely to be cancer. Peutz jaeger's syndrome, associated with GI avm's is a possibility. Ask your pcp/iternist first. But no rush. ...Read more

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Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer??

Doubtful: Sounds like sebaceous cysts based on your description but you should seek further evaluation. Typical skin cancers do not produce secretions. ...Read more

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Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer or normal??

Spots: This sounds like small sebaceous cysts which you can express the somewhat harder material from. Hard to further say with certainty without examining, but it does not sound like skin cancer. ...Read more

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