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        07-24-2013, 04:25 PM
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    Skin cancer... Does anybody know alitle about this subject?

    Well... My dad just told me he and my mom were out.. And this stranger randomly pointed out a bump on her nose is skin cancer. She hopefully will be going to a dermatologist soon.

    I don't remember exactly what it looks like off the top of my head... Im pretty sure its pink and on her nose. I live in florida and she has had some pretty bad sunburns.

    Could melanoma be pink/red? Or could this be a type of skin cancer that is not as invasive as melanoma.

    Please send prayers for my mother... As this is a scary time for all of us.
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        07-24-2013, 05:48 PM
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    There is lots of information on the internet. Some "stranger" cannot make a determination on sight only whether a skin aberration is a cancer or not. I have had several skin cancers, both squamous and basal, and even a dermatologist cannot be absolutely sure without a biopsy/path report, although an experienced dermatologist can usually make a very good guess. There are many skin aberrations that may resemble cancer, but are totally benign or pre-cancerous.

    Most skin cancers are not particularly serious unless they are left unattended for long periods of time. A scar from their removal is about the only issue - although in my case I have a notch in one ear like an old coyote from the removal of a cancer. Melanoma is the exception, of course, and anything that satisfies some of the primary characteristics of melanoma should be checked out - yesterday. Melanoma can be any color, but is usually black or very dark...
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        07-24-2013, 05:55 PM
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    I know a lady who developed skin cancer on her nose. It started about 15 yrs ago. She has been treated 3 or 4 times over the years. Considering her age, I suspect something other than this cancer will take her. She is well into her 70's, diabetic and eats a handful of pills daily for her diabetes and arthritis.
         
        07-24-2013, 06:05 PM
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    My mom is in her late 40s. She always refuses any kind of medical help but my dad made an appointment and she has no choice.

    It worries me though... I hope its not anything too serious.. /:
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        07-24-2013, 06:07 PM
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    Hers is pink/ red. If they do find this to be cancerous, will they check out the rest of her body as well?
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        07-24-2013, 06:18 PM
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    Basal cell tumors (cancer) on the nose very common in older folks, typically from years of sun exposure. They are not malignant, but do grow and affect the cartilage, so a dermatologist will tell you they should be removed as soon as possible since your nose is very noticeable cosmetically. Goggle Mohs surgery to see the treatment procedure. The first step, though, will be a biopsy to verify the type of cancer (if it is).
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        07-24-2013, 06:19 PM
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    Hers is pink/ red. If they do find this to be cancerous, will they check out the rest of her body as well?
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    Yes, a dermatologist will examine every inch even if it's not cancer.
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        07-24-2013, 08:16 PM
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    Don't worry. I developed a pink nose bump last year in a short amount of time. It was a basal cell, had it removed, never returned. They are very common and usually are not melanoma related.
         
        07-25-2013, 12:53 AM
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    Thanks everyone.. I can't help but worry until they do a biopsy and find out what it really is, though.
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        07-25-2013, 01:23 AM
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    I've spent much of my life out of doors and in the sun. I'm now (at 55) seeing a dermatologist every 6 months for a full body review. Most of the stuff has been minor, but I've now got a 2" scar on my ribs where one of the moles was packed with pre-cancerous cells. They took out all the skin in the area. Oddly enough, that was in a spot that rarely saw daylight. If anyone saw it now, I'd have to make up a story about a knife fight in a bar...

    Some of the scary stuff can look pretty plain, while a couple of scary looking moles are ones he says never turn into cancer. If there is any doubt, get it checked out.
         

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