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Why Is Skin So Susceptible To Cancer
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
Are tanning beds carcinogenic? I Always try to tell this to the girls i know it can cause skin cancer
Absolutely: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/indoor_tanning.htm?mobile=nocontent WHO and the CDC have both issued warnings against tanning booths because of the increased risk of cancer, causing skin cancers including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, much higher in booths than the sun also can cause cataracts and cancers of the eye ...Read more
Human rights: Please think about what you're asking. HIV isn't curable. To "eradicate" would require exterminating everyone who is infected. I hope this is not what you mean -- some people have called for this, and I hope u totally reject the idea. People are going to have sex and some people are going to use needle drugs and slipshod medical procedure may still exist. You can't stop this but there's progress. ...Read more
Yes: Pigments in skin cells (which gives our skin its color) protect the skin from damage from uv radiation from the sun. People with albinoism lack pigments in their skin and therefore do not have adequate protection against the damage to their skin by uv radiation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't think so: I don't think so. Superficial bone are more prone to be exposed if having an open skin injury, therefore potential to infection. Otherwise. The risk for infection on all bones are the same. ...Read more
Is skin with many moles has more tendency to get skin cancer when exposed to sun? At what age (how soon)? How can I tan without being harmed?
Skin: Yes skin with many moles is statistically more likely to develop skin cancer (melanoma). Tanning increases the risk. There is no such thing as a safe tan. One should reduce sun exposure and use sun protection . See a dermatologist once yearly to have a skin exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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It is poison to lung: Various elements in cigarette smoke damage the cells which line the air passages and the alveolar cells in the lungs where oxygen is absorbed. It especially damages the hair cells which have little cilia which push mucus and the crud we breathe in out of the lungs, so our lungs cannot clean themselves out. It also kills immune cells which help produce antibodies and kill the germs we are breathing. ...Read more
Exposure: Because they are longer exposed to chemical or radiation and some of the food. ...Read more
Yes, but not common: Melanomas (and other skin cancers) are most commonly caused by sun exposure, but they rarely do appear in strange places...I have seen/known patients who have had melanomas come up under their fingernails, in the mouth or sinuses, etc. If you notice any moles on your body which are changing, have them looked at. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on stage: Not all patients with pancreatic cancer are candidates for surgical removal, also called resection. The best candidates for resection are patients whose cancer has not spread beyond the pancreas, who have no involvement of the major abdominal blood vessels, and are otherwise healthy enough to tolerate a major abdominal operation. Sometimes chemoradiation therapy is used prior to the operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Colon ca mets: To live is hard to treat because many times the metastasis is on multiple lobe of the liver and cannot be surgically removed. Surgeon only do surgery with the intention of cure if they can remove the metastasis completely. If surgery is not possible you should still consider chemotherapy. The quality of life is still pretty good even if not cured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately yes: Melanomas are most commonly caused by sun exposure, but they rarely do appear in strange places...I have seen/known patients who have had melanomas come up under their fingernails, in the mouth or sinuses, etc. If you notice any moles on your body which are changing, have them looked at. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very likely: I have seen drivers have a higher rate of skin cancer on their left sides. Both the arm and face on the left side that get higher exposure to the sun have increased risk of skin cancer. This doesn't mean all truckers will get skin cancer but the side exposed to the sun is at higher risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers: Even with aggressive treatment, the prognosis is poor. Various factors stack the odds against successful pancreatic cancer treatment: Early detection is uncommon. , Pancreatic cancer tends to spread quickly. , Recurrence is likely. . In addition, pancreatic cancer tends to be relatively resistant to chemotherapy. However, several newer treatments show promise in increasing the response rate to pancreatic cancer treatment. . ...Read more
Skin malignancies: Skin cancers are cutaneous malignancies that are closely linked to sun exposure over the course of a lifetime. Major types of skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma (the most common malignancy in all human beings), squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma (the deadliest skin cancer). If you are worried about something on your skin, visit a dermatologist who can examine your area of concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-healing wounds: If you have a growth that is not healing, and tends to bleed on its own, you should definitely bring it to the attention of your dermatologist. For photos of common skin cancers, please see the following website: http://www.Aad.Org/skin-conditions/skin-cancer-detection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many, but 3 big ones: All cancers are identified by the types of cells that they come from. There are many different types of skin cells, therefore there are many different types of skin cancers. There are three main ones, though. Squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma. melanoma is the most dangerous, but basal cell more common. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need to see it: Common cysts of the scalp are easily felt as freely-movable, smooth-surfaced masses and may be kept or excised as seems best to you, with your physician's approval. An old bump can leave a harmless fibrous scar where the bruise was. A cancer here is uncommon, but a new mass or ulcer that is growing anywhere is worrisome. ...Read more
Sunscreen : Sunscreen will not stop all if the ultraviolet radiation from reaching into the skin. The uvr that gets through will lead to tanning and sometimes burning . Remember there is no such thing as a safe tan. Tanning greatly increases your chances of developing skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: There are numerous skin conditions, and without examing you or getting more of a description it is impossible to even make an educated guess. You need to see a dr. For an evaluation and get a diagnosis, so that your treatment can be tailored appropriately for you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Do they?: There no data, that I am aware of, indicating that one side is affected more than the other. Most skin cancers occur in sun exposed areas. ...Read more
How do you know?: How did you determine that there is lead in your skin? Lead accumulates in bones not in skin. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
All areas: Skin cancer can develop on any part of the skin, so a complete skin exam should visualize all at-risk areas. I typically have patients change into a robe for such an exam to make sure a complete exam is performed. Often times follow-up exams are more focused and are more directed to a particular region or area. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have heard that drawing on your skin causes cancer? Is this true? If so how? Does drawing cause another disease?
Not true: In olden days, inks may have had contaminants that could cause irritation -- and irritation over a long time may be associated with cancer development. However, drawing on your skin is not going to cause cancer. Sometimes clinicians will draw on your skin (dermographism), but that is a symptom of urticaria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which types of skin cancers are caused by sunlight? Are the non sunlight caused cancers caused by something else or just bad luck?
Most skin cancers: Sun exposure is thought to be the main cause of all types of skin cancer. The most common type- basal cell cancer- is usually caused by years of sun exposure. Others, such a melanoma, may be related to occasional sun burns. There are some rare inherited diseases which can lead to skin cancers. So, wear a hat and use sunscreens generously! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do I read symptoms of scary diseases/cancers and then can "create" the notion that I have them in my head? It's like i can't control it.
Stop reading scary..: Stop reading scary stuff, and the world may be just fine. One great thing about the internet is that anyone can publish anything. One really bad thing about the internet is that anyone can publish anything. We can choose to live our lives as optimists, or we can look for all the scary articles and "live" our lives in fear. A doctor usually tells his patient when it is time to start worrying. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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