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Is skin cancer life threatening?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, it can be

Melanoma skin cancer is very curable when diagnosed early but is quite vicious if diagnosed late.
Avoid excessive sun exposure or use sun protection. Make sure your doc does a skin exam yearly and point him to any new or changing skin lesion. This is specially true in high risk people: fair skinned, blonde/red haired, blue eyed folks and those with family history or history of sunburns.

In brief: Yes, it can be

Melanoma skin cancer is very curable when diagnosed early but is quite vicious if diagnosed late.
Avoid excessive sun exposure or use sun protection. Make sure your doc does a skin exam yearly and point him to any new or changing skin lesion. This is specially true in high risk people: fair skinned, blonde/red haired, blue eyed folks and those with family history or history of sunburns.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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Dr. Vicki Levine
using to Mara's you can examine your entire body on a monthly basis to see if any moles have changed
Dr. Neeraja Mattay
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can be

There are various types of skin cancer, each of which is concerning.
Melanoma may be life threatening if not detected and treated early. Melanoma is the third most common skin cancer, causing more than 8,000 deaths annually. Basal and Squamous cell carcinomas are rarely deadly but can cause significant problems. Early treatment for skin cancer is always ideal. Learn more at http://dermdocs.com/

In brief: It can be

There are various types of skin cancer, each of which is concerning.
Melanoma may be life threatening if not detected and treated early. Melanoma is the third most common skin cancer, causing more than 8,000 deaths annually. Basal and Squamous cell carcinomas are rarely deadly but can cause significant problems. Early treatment for skin cancer is always ideal. Learn more at http://dermdocs.com/
Dr. Neeraja Mattay
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Dr. Dilawar Singh
General Practice

In brief: Skin cancer

Depends on what type of cancer it is and what stage it is in-- this is like any other cancer. If detected early they are easily curable.

In brief: Skin cancer

Depends on what type of cancer it is and what stage it is in-- this is like any other cancer. If detected early they are easily curable.
Dr. Dilawar Singh
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