the two stuff that cause cancer are smoking and the sun
You make an appointment with him and let him decide if it's skin cancer and go from there.
probably a cyst,specially if hurts is a kind of inflamation that couldn't get out and gets into a cyste! if doesnt burst open,go to a doctor and get it extracted.
Please let a medical professional see it. I went to a dermatologist who looked at a black or dark blue mark that was not circular, but shaped more or less like a piece of rice. That was not a common, normal mark.
They did a biopsy & results are not back yet, but said the spot I have potentially looks like a classic precancerous mark. I have only one spot like this, and it's not big. But it's different & not something to ignore.
Don't be alarmed, & don't let nonprofessionals attempt to diagnose your mark! See a real dermatologist who's professionally certified to know. Your personal physician likely does not have the right training and expertise. See someone who does for one visit - just to be safe & sure!
Fyi - My biopsies were TOTALLY PAIN FREE! Not what I expected... I was given a shot first to numb the area, had no sensation whatsoever of anything being removed. A tiny sample was all that was needed.
Now I'm comforted knowing if this proves to be bad, it's extremely in a early stage & easily treated. I learned a lot during my exam about what to look for, and likewise what is not of interest... Worth going once for a good appraisal & to learn what to be watching for...
Blue / black spots can mean different things. A properly trained professional can give you the right answer to this question (and even they may need to rely on test results to be certain!).
Call your city health department if you don't have insurance. They may know some way you can get a free screening...? One way or the other, have it checked - just to be safe...
Excessive exposure over a long period of time can cause skin cancer.
A mole should be removed if it starts to grow bigger, or if it appeared where there was previously not a mole. A mole can indicate bigger problems, such as skin cancer.
i dont think so. my friend died of it.
Its relaxing (: you may say this but its also
By definition CANCER is MALIGNANT - benign is NOT cancer, it is just a growth (tumor).
There are three main characteristics typical of malignant (cancer) and benign (non-cancerous), for example:
There are exceptions. For example, kidney cancer may look benign because it's usually encapsulated, but it is actually malignant.
From a previous answer from Answers.com:
Absolutely! Moderately to poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma is treatable - these terms refer to the histologic grade of the tumor (how "bad" or "disorganized" it is). Well-differentiated SCC forms "keratin pearls" - or balls of skinn epithelium - within the tumor. Moderately to poorly differentiated tend not to do so, and instead are made of sheets of what can be "ugly"-looking cell.
The bottom line is that prognostically - in predicting a given patient's outcome - histological grade of SCC is not related very well at all to how well a patient will respond to treatment. The SIZE of the tumor and whether and lymph nodes are positive for metastasis of the tumor are much more predictive than the degree of differentiation.
the most common cancers of smoking/second hand smoke are heart and lung cancer, depending on how exposed you are to the smoke of a cigarette, you more than likey will not get cancer, unless your parent, grandparent may have cancer, then you may get some sort of cancer
Overall, ovarian cancer accounts for only 4% of all cancers in women.The incidence of ovarian cancer is highest among American Indian.Caucasian.Vietnamese.Caucasian Hispanic.and Hawaiian.women; it is lowest among Korean and Chinese.women.
a cancer is a killer disease.... but now it is curable on this time because of technology...
a sign of a cancer has a mass on the parts that you have a cancer for example if you have a lung cancer in x ray a mass is located in your lungs that's all thank you
If you feel you have an abnormal bump in a part of you skeleton where joints are not supposed to be.
Yes it is one of the fastest spreading types of cancers. Depending on where the primary cancer is dictates where its spread to. The only cancer that I know off hand that spreads faster is small cell lung cancer. Merkle cell also spreads far but is very radiosensitive. Squamous is too, but not so much and its quicker to spread. If its a squamous cell skin cancer just have it excised and if needed followed up with chemo and/or radiation, it doesnt metastasize as quickly as if it were inside an organ.
It doesnt harm ur skin. If it is coming one or two not an issue. If it is more then u need get a suggestion from skin doctor.
No, it does not increase incidences of skin cancer.
Squeeze a small amount into your hand, don't squeeze out too much a little goes a long way. Then rub into your arms until the sunscreen is spread out evenly and there shouldn't be much, if any, white residue. Continue to apply sunscreen to your legs and abdomen; be sure to get your shoulders and the back of your neck. Now you will need someone's help to apply it on you back. Lastly take just a small amount of sunscreen and rub it around your face. Be sure to reapply sunscreen as needed, usually every hour or so.
There are many different types of skin cancer. I suggest you do a search for "different kinds of skin cancer" to find out about all the different types.
Ultraviolet, X-ray, Gamma.
Any animal, or organism that has skin, can get skin cancer. Though, it may be a little bit different than the skin cancer of humans. My friend has this naked cat, which they cannot let outside or in the sunlight, because he can get cancer.