Nose slowly rots away if you get a skin cancer there?

Yes. The skin cancer will spread and be locally destructive which can result in complete loss of the nose. It can then spread to affect the rest of the face and can even spread in the nerves to the brain. Some types of skin cancer can metastasize into the bloodstream or lymphatics and then spread to the rest of the body which can be fatal.
Get treated. Otherwise, this is an understatement. However, the treatment of most skin cancers on the face is simple, and the vast majority are amenable to cure. Today there are even topical medications that may be effective, though i would myself opt for surgery.
Early treatment! Cancer cells gradually invade and replace normal tissue. When skin cancer is more aggressive and fast growing the tumor can outgrow its blood supply. This leads to death or necrosis of the part of the tumor that is deprived of oxygen and may appear as a crusty or ulcerated area that may have a foul odor. So it is important to have suspicious areas checked and to treat skin cancer early!

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Can you get skin cancer from a first degree sunburn when you have only had a few mild ones in the past? 18 yrs/ few freckles on nose&face/pale

Hard to predict. It is well known that sunburn and excess sun exposure increase the risk of skin cancer. he lifetime risk of skin cancer is 20% and it is estimated that by age 65, 40% of individuals will have acquired at least one lesion. Fortunately, most of these are not melanomas, which carry the worst prognosis. I recommend using sunscreen on a regular basis to minimize further risk and avoid tanning booths. Read more...
Unlikely. The risk of skin cancer goes up with the number of sunburns you have and the accumulated hours of sun exposure. Use sunscreen carefully from now on whenever you will have a prolonged sun exposure. Read more...
Cancer risks. Cancer comes from changes to the DNA- mutations, that can be caused by many things. Cancer begins only when enough changes have accrued to make cells that grow independently. But one can not tell right off if they have occurred. The more exposure the more risk, but single exposure does not mean zero risk, just lower. Take luck out of it and avoid risks. Read more...

Do people ever get skin cancer on the head that goes away?

Skin cancer . A skin cancer typically does not go away on its own. Certain melanomas demonstrate regression (a white scar area where the typically darker melanoma was). See a dermatologist for any suspicious spots or growths. Read more...

Small papule that is skin coloured on the side of nose grows back when scratched and bleeds. What could this be? Skin cancer?

Yes but rare @17. I have seen bcc in a 5 year old but that is rare and he had a syndrome. It isoprene likely an inflmatory lesion or benign growth but see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and possible biopsy or excision. Read more...
Nose lesion. This could a skin tag, pyogenic granuloma, or possibly a basal cell cancer in a fair skinned individual. It should be checked by a physician. Read more...

What is used on a large skin cancer removal wound (nose) that is healing naturally to help with new skin growth and/or for there to be less scarring?

Ask the DR!!!!! Was it a MOHS procedure? Graft? Sutures? Dressing? Forget about magic pills or vitamins to reduce scars: they are bogus claims. Usually WATER is best for routine cleaning. Keep it lubricated with vaseline or Aquaphor. Bacitracin and neosporin are useless. Worse, they are common sensitizers which may cause allergic reactions and interfere with wound healing. Your surgeon MUST have carefully instruc. Read more...

I got skin poisioning 8 yrs ago. Ever sience then I have had a bump on my nose that hasstayed what could it be? I've been told it could be skin cancer.

Probably not. It would be unusual for a 25 year-old to develop skin cancer. Best to probably have a dermatologist look at it though to be on the safe side. Read more...
Bump on nose. It would be very unusual for someone 25 to have a skin cancer on the nose. Not impossible, but unusual. It is easy for your dermatologist to shave it off flat with the skin and have it examined under the microscope. It is probably a fibrous papule or a dermal nevus or sebaceous hyperplasia but the biopsy procedure would tell and give you a cosmetic improvement anyway because the bump would be gone. Read more...

I have flaky skin on my legs and nose. I have had skin cancer on my nose. How do I stop flaky skin.

Moisturize. You should see your friendly dermatologist to make sure that it is just dry skin that you are dealin with. If it is, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Read more...
Possible dry skin. Proper use of moisturizer should help. Seborrheic dermatitis can also cause flakes, specially on the face. A dermatologist can help. Read more...

Can you have skin cancer at 35? I have a spot that looks like the pics on web of melenoma on my nose. I'm scared, its noticeable and it peels.

Yes. You can get it as a teen. Tom dooley md got his fatal melanoma in his mid-30's and one of my students in his 20s has a basal cell ca on his face already. Get the thing looked at and treated now. Since it's peeling it's likely to be an actinic keratotis but it needs to be seen and treated. Be brave and do it. Read more...
Unlikely, but it can. Happen. Many benign lesions look like melanomas but are not. The only way to know is to get it biopsied; a simple procedure that can be done in the office. See a dermatologist, find out, and put your mind at ease. Good luck! Read more...
Get it looked at . Try not to worry yourself, but i would recommend that you have a dermatologist take a look at the spot. There are very specific characteristics of a melanoma that a trained dermatologist will be able to pick up on and he/she can order the necessary tests/biopsy. It's important to consider whether you have a family history of skin cancer, what your sun exposure has been, if the spot bleeds, etc. Read more...
Yep. You should show that lesion to your friendly dermatologist. Read more...