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  • 7 days ago

    Skin Cancer Question

    I just had a mole removed & stitched by a plastic surgeon. It was not cancerous. If it had been, would they have removed it in a different way? It doesn't seem like they could cut any deeper than they already did.
  • 27 days ago

    New strange mole, should I be concerned?

    Lately the sun has been out and has been lovely. I have been out in it where I usually never go out. Anyway, I have a mole (or what I believe is a mole) appear just under my right arm in the pit area. I felt this when I woke up this morning and though "what the hell". I'm not picking it off because it is sensitive as a mole would be if you try rip it off but it looks strange so I am hoping I can get a response on webMD before taking it further with the hospital. See the image I uploaded....

  • 28 days ago

    Scab on scalp that won't heal

    About a month ago, I had a, I think, sebaceous cyst on my scalp rupture by itself. It gave me a few annoyances, but after a couple of days of drainage, the spot (about 1/4 of a centimeter in diameter) scabbed over and everything seemed to be healing correctly. The scab has never healed though. The color is a standard darker brown color. Very similar to any other ordinary scab. Hasn't changed in size. It doesn't hurt or itch. The picture is a little red because I was picking at it pretty furiously....

  • 1 month ago

    Your Skin and Sun Damage

    We show you how getting too much sun can take a toll on your skin, from sunburn to wrinkles to skin cancer: How much time do you spend out in the sun?

  • 1 month ago

    i have hair falling out on my head

    I want to know if i should get check for cancer because i have hair falling out every time i comb my hair. I have cancer in my family. please help me understand what to do.
  • 1 month ago

    Is it a nodular melanoma?

    I have noticed a 2mm dark elaveted lesion on my left hand last night. I am quite sure that It was not there 3 days ago. My doctor friend (pediatrist) told me that it could be a blood blister but I dont remember hitting or pinching my hand recently. One month ago i had a small burning accident and hot plastic was dropped on to my left hand and thumb while making model plane. It was a small wound and healed with no problem. I searched the internet and read that nodular melanoma can arise from post....

  • 1 month ago

    Skin Cancer: 5 Things you must know about it

    Avoiding melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, requires you know something other than how to slather on some tentatively powerful, high-Natural sunscreen. Here is the thing that you have to know: 1. Melanoma is destructive: More than 1 million new instances of skin cancer are analyzed every year, as indicated by the American Academy of Dermatology, which calls skin cancer an unrecognized pandemic. Around 100,000 of these cases are melanoma, which slaughters somewhere in the range of 8,000....

  • 1 month ago

    What to Expect in a Skin Cancer Physical Exam

    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, but it’s also one of the easiest kinds to treat if you catch it early. Find out what happens during a skin cancer screening test and how you can prepare for it: . How often do you get a skin cancer screening test?

  • 1 month ago

    Mole concerns

    So I've had a mole on my right arm for as long as I can remember (I'm 16) and just recently i have started to feel pain beneath the skin near the mole, not as bad under it, but in an area close to it. It only hurts to the touch. The mole is no bigger than a pencil eraser, it is light brown in colour, shaped like a oval, and is mostly a solid colour, though it does seem to have a paler centre. I'm very concerned about this because of what I recently just learned about cancer is science....
  • 1 month ago

    May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually. That’s why it’s important to know your skin and how to reduce your risk for melanoma. Like many cancers, skin cancers -- including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma -- start as precancerous lesions. This WebMD slideshow tells you how to spot the early warning signs of skin cancer and seek treatment: