Can you get skin cancer in your arm pit?

Yes. Unfortunately you can get skin cancer anywhere. Most often skin cancer is caused by sun exposure but also sometimes caused by chronic wounds or inflammation or genetic problems. Also other cancers also metastasize to the armpit because of lymphatic drainage . If you see a change in color or a new bump- these things should prompt you to see a doctor to verify that it is not cancer.
Skin cancer. Skin cancer may occur on any skin surface inducing non sun exposed areas such as underarms, groin , between toes , etc. See a dermatologist to evaluate any suspicious growth or spot .

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Possible that I might get skin cancer on my arms and legs if already on my face?

Yes. If ou have fair skin and significant sun exposure you should have whole body screening including arms, legs, trunk, feet and scalp. Typically basl cell carcinomas are the most common, but if you have one or more kin cancers on your face you should have check up a minimum of once a year. Read more...
Yes. Yes, but the relative frequency depends on type of skin cancer and your own skin type and sun exposure. Melanomas can occur anywhere. Squamous and basal cancers are much more likely in sun-exposed areas, like the face, scalp, back of arms, etc. If you have had a skin cancer - you should be checked from time to time by your dermatologist or primary doctor. Read more...
Very possible. Skin cancer is due to sun exposure. The head and neck is very common, as are the exposed areas of the arms, hands and legs. If you have any concerning lesions seek evaluation soon. Otherwise, just keep the surveillance appointments your dermatologist has likely scheduled for you. Read more...

At 70 is it still possible that I might get skin cancer on my arms and legs and belly exposed by bikini?

YES! The type of sun damage that can cause melanoma is cumulative, meaning that your skin doesn't forget the sun exposure from 1 day ago or 30 years ago! increased age is a risk factor, especially if you have had a history of sun exposure. Use sun screen spf 50 or greater with frequent reapplications, avoid the sun, and get regular skin exams from your doctor (every 6 months). Read more...
Yes. Skin cancer becomes more common as we age. If you have any spots on your skin that either were not previously there, or are enlarging, you should see a dermatologist. Read more...
Cumulative damage. Skin cancers are caused by cumulative damage to the skin. Generally the more sun you had in the past, the higher the chance of skin cancer. If you spent a lot of time in the sun in a bikini, then those areas which were exposed to the sun will be at risk for skin cancer. If you suspect a skin cancer, get it checked out. The sooner the treatment, the better the chance of cure. Read more...

Is it possible to get melanoma skin cancer in your armpit where the sun never shines?

Yes. Although risk factors include sun exposure and fair complexion, patients with dysplastic nevus syndrome (an autosomal dominant condition with many nevi), and certain kinds of melanoma , like acral lentiginous can possibly get malignant melanoma even without sun exposure. Anoyone with a nevus, or nevi should be aware, especially if it is irregular shaped, multicolored and asymmetric. Read more...
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 more...

What do you suggest if I have a red dot on my arm is it skin cancer?

Maybe, check it out. Many sun-caused skin cancers (basal and squamous cell cancers) show up as red, raised, rolled, itchy spots. They may NOT be itchy. Sometimes they scab, seem to heal, the scab falls off, and the whole cycle starts over. The only way to be sure is to see your doctor. If she/he is concerned, a small skin biopsy under local anesthesia can be done in the office to check. Good luck! Read more...

Do I have skin cancer? Well I had this strange patch skin on my arm and one on the back of my neck I had it for I while

Need for examination. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the skin patches, however, what you described is not compatible with skin cancer. See this site for information on this topic and consult your doctor. http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/ss/slideshow-skin-lesions-and-cancer. Read more...
Maybe. Can't make a conclusion without seeing the lesion. If it has been there for awhile get it checked out. Even if it is not skin cancer, you may have a treatable rash. Read more...

I have found a blister on my arm is this skin cancer?

Duration. Generally blisters occur as a result of shear injury to the skin surface. They are filled with clear fluid. Most skin cancers are either flat or raised lesions. Biopsy can confirm the diagnosis of cancer. Read more...
Unlikely. A new blister site does not in any way indicate a skin cancer. See your pcp for an evaluation. Read more...

The patch of skin on my arm looks like a bruise. Is it skin cancer?

Have the lesion. Evaluated by a dermatologist. I encourage my patients to see their dermatologist annually for a head to toe evaluation. Read more...

Does skin cancer pop and go flat? Has pink bump on arm that got bigger quickly, popped it and clear fluid came out and went flat. But not going away?

Cancer? Who diagnosed this lesion as cancer, how long do you have it. There are some boisterous skin conditions which break at one point and then heal and leave scars. Need to go to a dermatologist before labelling it as cancer on your own. Read more...