Is it possible to get blood tested for skin cancer?

Skin cancer. Skin cancer is diagnosed by visual inspection and confirmed by a skin biopsy not a blood test. There is a new optical device called melafind that aids in the detection of melanoma (the most dangerous form of skin cancer) .
No. There are experimental tests being performed to look for recurrences, but in general there is not a blood test for skin cancer.

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My body is covered in what looks like pimples. They keep growing & filling with a milky puss & crack open & seep blood then get deeper. Skin cancer?

Skin cancer. You definitely do not have skin cancer, it sounds more like an infectious process caused either by bacteria or virus. You would definitely benefit by a trip to a dermatologist. Read more...
Impetigo? Sounds more like an infection. I would go to your friendly dermatologist to be evaluated. Read more...

What is the risk that an adult who is 29yr old will get (blood/lung/skin) cancer from one chest CT scan?

0.05-0.25% Nicely discussed here: http://www.Scientificamerican.Com/article/how-much-ct-scans-increase-risk-cancer/ however, there is no real science at the low doses used in medicine. This number is extrapolated from a higher dose measure with the assumption it will be the linear relationship at the lower dose level. Read more...

If you have a skin cancer and you exfoliate the area, will it cause the skin cancer to spread or even go internal/to blood stream?

Depends . First rule in skin cancer treatment is to remove entire lesion with normal margins, you do not not ' exfoliate' . Basal cell cancers do not not spread out side, are locally invasive, squamous cell cancer, and melanomas will spread by incomplete removal. Read more...
Theoretically, yes. But unlikely. Most important, exfoliation is not a treatment for any kind of skin cancer. If you have a non-healing, enlarging, or irritated area, or an irregular, dark, asymmetric "mole" larger than a pencil eraser, excisional biopsy (not a shave biopsy ever for the latter dark possible melanoma) is needed. Exfoliation is for rough skin, not possible skin cancer-containing areas. See a doctor. Read more...

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.

Need pathology. There are several kinds of skin cancers. First, before any treatment is instituted, one must get the proper diagnosis. Read more...
Won't work. If your mother truly has some sort of skin cancer (there are many) "blood root remedy" will not work for any of them. I can't speak to the safety of it. As stated by another doc, getting the proper diagnosis (will require biopsy) is the most important first step. For certain types of skin cancer in early stages, all that sometimes is required is removal of the growth during the biopsy. See doc. Read more...
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...

Sudden tiny growth on neck, wont heal. Have appt. W/ derm. Recently had blood panels for other issues, if skin cancer would blood be abnormal?

Not necessarily. Skin cancer would not cause abnormal blood test results, by itself. You are seeing a dermatologist and s/he will examine and provide a definitive opinion. My guess is that the lesions are achrocordons, in simple terms, skin tags and nothing to worry about. See this site for more info. <a href="http://www.medicinenet.com/skin_tag/article.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.medicinenet.c. Read more...
No. Unfortunately, there is currently no blood test used to detect skin cancer. A skin growth that does not heal needs to be biopsied to rule out skin cancer. Read more...