Suspicious black or dark brown moles should be evaluated by a physician for possible need for biopsy which will determine if it is a skin cancer like malignant melanoma. Lesions like this one on the toe or other areas usually covered under clothing can go for long periods before being noticed because they do not cause any other symptoms. According to the American Academy of Dermatology: https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/learn-about-skin-cancer/detect/what-to-look-for FEATURES TO LOOK FOR: Asymmetry Border: irregular edges or a poorly demarcated border Color: variation, often with tan, brown, black, and sometimes white, red or blue Diameter: greater than 6 mm Evolving: changing over time This video is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. It is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for evaluation by your own doctor. Photo Credits: CDC/ Carl Washington, M.D., Emory Univ. School of Medicine; Mona Saraiya, MD, MPH Be sure to subscribe to the Auburn Medical Group YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/auburnmedicalgroup You can follow Dr. Vaughan on Twitter and Periscope: @doctorvaughan. You can find the Auburn Medical Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Auburn-Medic... Please comment and ask questions. Share with your friends who would be interested in seeing this video. Go to http://www.auburnmedicalgroup.com to learn about primary medical care in Auburn, California.
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"Well, I have light skin, I was foolish out in the sun for many, many years," says James Haggerty. After several go-rounds with cancer, Haggerty is protective of his skin, both in the sun and at his doctor's office. "I use to see him once a year, but I now see them four times a year. Simply because I've had several skin cancers," says Haggerty. Studies show diligence pays off, in particular when it comes to melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer. Patients who had at least one skin exam were 37% less likely to have invasive disease if diagnosed with melanoma. A professional exam should be performed during an annual checkup. "You should get into a gown and the physician or nurse practitioner should be examining you in a gown so they can look at your skin look for melanomas. Skin cancer is actually the most common cancer and a lot of people really don't realize that. So you need that to be a part of your exam," says Dr. Sal Lacagnina, health and wellness with Lee Memorial Health System. Something as fundamental as looking for skin cancer is substantial in terms of survivability. In patients who had a skin exam in the last year, 64% of melanomas were Stage 0, meaning purely superficial, as compared to 46% of patients who had not undergone a skin exam. "Part of the examination should be a head to toe skin exam, including looking at your scalp, looking in between your fingers, in between the toes. I've had patients develop melanomas under the nail, behind the eye in the retina. So you know, you really need a good comprehensive exam," says Dr. Lacagnina. Haggerty battles the less serious squamous cell cancer, but given his complexion and sun history, he is always on the lookout. "You have to keep right on top of them, otherwise they will begin to become serious," says Haggerty. As more people get an early cancer diagnosis, it is making their prognosis, much brighter. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we've been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org
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This lovely patient of mine had a biopsy proven keratoacanthoma, which is a form of a type of skin cancer called a squamous cell carcinoma. These are usually quick growing skin cancer that most commonly occurs on sun exposed skin. They grow up quickly and often have a central scab - they look a lot like a miniature volcano of skin that erupts in a short time. Since these grow large quickly, these are often a source of major concern for a patient, but the good new is, that when a keratacanthoma is this size, it is not likely life threatening. However, it needs to be removed completely, because it is locally destructive to the skin. Although you can't see much before we remove the skin cancer, this patient did have a small eruptive growth on her forearm, which we biopsied a few weeks prior to confirm the diagnosis. We scheduled a return appointment to excise the skin around the area to ensure that the skin cancer doesn't reoccur. She is so sweet to allow us to film this procedure, so that people in a similar predicament know what to expect. Instagram: @DrPimplePopper for 24/7 pops @DrSandraLee for my work, my life, my pops Facebook: Dr Sandra Lee Twitter: @SandraLeeMD Snapchat: drpimplepopper Periscope: Dr. Sandra Lee
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Melanoma is a cancer where the skin colour producing cells are involved. They are called as melanocytes. Melanoma is quite less in the Indian population because of the ability to tan. Tanning protects us from ultraviolet damage of the sunlight and hence we are less prone to melanoma than the Caucasians or the Europeans. However melanoma in Indians is more seen on the palms and the feet which are not seen with sun exposure, but it could be familial or genetic. When you see a dark spot which looks like a mole, it has irregular borders, or one of the part of the mole looks black, one part looks slightly brown, one looks slightly purple, that is it has different colours, then we suspect melanoma. If it bleeds spontaneously, then we suspect melanoma. If the surface of the mole – like growth is irregular, then we suspect melanoma. So there are certain criteria that we see that we do not suspect it as a regular mole, but it is a melanoma. When we see these characters, we take the biopsy of the particular area, we remove the entire area, along with a bit of normal skin and send it to a pathologist to examine. If the pathologist confirms it as a melanoma, a larger surgery has to be done, where the entire area, with a half a millimeter of skin surrounding the normal skin is removed. The best treatment for melanoma is most micrographic surgeries, where different pieces of the skin is removed and each part is examined whether it has cancerous cells immediately on the operating table. So if the left part of the skin has got cancer, then we keep removing till the cancerous part is fully gone. So this gives the best cure rates and very good improvement after surgeries. However melanoma when it is diagnosed by a doctor, it is very advanced stage and it may not give very good results by surgery alone and you might require other treatment like chemotherapy. So if you have any growth which is suspicious and which doesn’t look like a mole, it has change in colour, irregular shape, irregular surface, or multiple number are coming up, then immediately go to a doctor and get a biopsy done from that particular mole.
Melanoma Skin Cancer Symptoms You Should Not Ignore| Melanoma is a type of skin cancer, which develops in the cells called melanocytes. These cells are responsible for producing melanin, the pigment that gives color to the skin. In women, melanoma is most often seen in the lower legs, while the most common site in men is the back. Melanoma is responsible for the majority of deaths related to skin cancers. The exact cause of melanoma is not clear, but it is usually associated with DNA damage resulting from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. Risk Factors Some of the factors that may increase your risk of developing melanoma include: - A fair skin tone due to less pigment (melanin), which means less protection from UV radiation - Living in areas closer to the equator or at a higher elevation where sun exposure is greater - Regular usage of tanning beds or lamp devices - One or more episodes of blistering sunburn during childhood - Presence of multiple moles or unusual moles on the skin - A family history of melanoma - A weakened immune system - People with no risk factors or darker skin can also develop melanoma. - People with darker skin are more vulnerable to hidden melanomas in areas like the soles of feet and palms of hand that do not receive sun exposure. Warning Signs and Symptoms - Early detection helps in the treatment of melanoma. - Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, biologic and targeted therapies. - If not detected early, melanoma can spread to other parts of the body and can be deadly. melanoma skin cancer warning signs Here are some of the warning signs and symptoms that you should not ignore. New mole One possible sign is a new mole appearing unexpectedly after the age of 21 that is asymmetrical, has an irregular outline and is bigger than 6 mm or ¼ inch in diameter. There can be one or more new moles. An unusual skin spot Another important warning sign of melanoma is a spot that looks different from all of the other spots on your skin (known as the ugly duckling sign). Changes in a mole’s appearance Changes in color, diameter, shape or size of an existing mole, birthmark, or a pigmented area can also be a sign of melanoma. It can increase in size and appear pearly, translucent, tan, brown, black or multicolored. Also, there can be symptoms like a scaly appearance, bleeding or oozing, or the appearance of a bump or nodule.
Views: 3983 Natural Remedies
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Dr. Mohiba Tareen, board certified dermatologist and one of Minnesota's Top Dermatologists demonstrates a full body skin exam at her clinic in Roseville, MN. Dr. Tareen performs a detailed examination and then determines the best aesthetic way to remove the mole to leave the most minimal mark behind.
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In this interview we talk about skin problems including skin cancer and share ways of treatment and prevention.
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One thing you should do EVERY SINGLE YEAR is get your skin checked from head to toe (and between your toes!) for skin cancer. It's just a quick dermatologist appointment, but it's so important to keep on top of any new moles, spots or ANY changes that might pop up on your skin...that you notice or not! Make your appointment...it could save your life!!! XO
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Skin cancer symptoms, signs and treatment you should know. As you prepare for your beach vacations and fun in the sun, are you properly protecting your skin from skin cancer? Can black people get skin cancer? Subscribe so you’ll never miss my latest videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBve_ppCNE67fs3MsIocitg?sub_confirmation=1 Be sure to follow me on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.frita/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dr.Frita Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrFrita There are two types of skin cancer, non-melanoma, and melanoma. There are two common causes of non-melanoma skin cancers. They are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. People who have fair skin and who have a lot of exposure to the sun are at the highest risk for skin cancer. Anderson Cooper of CNN reported that he had a spot of skin cancer removed Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can show up in places that are harder to see on the skin, like on your back or the inside linings of your mouth or even under your feet. Melanoma tends to be a more aggressive type of skin cancer. It can present with different colors on your skin, black, brown, bluish. It tends to have jagged, irregular edges, and it can be uneven or asymmetric. Melanoma can even look like a black dot when it first appears. Indeed, excess sun exposure does put you at increased risk for skin cancer, but so does an increased exposure to tanning beds. Andy Cohen of Bravo and the Real Housewives franchise used to be a self-proclaimed “tanorexic._ He once had a black dot on his lower lip and his friend, Kelly Ripley, noticed it and she urged him to see his doctor. That black dot turned out to be melanoma. In my medical practice, when I counsel on sun exposure and skin cancer, I've had more than one of my know-it-all patients ... and you know who you are ... tell me, "Dr. Frita, why are you telling me this? Black people can't get skin cancer." Not true. The legendary Bob Marley had skin cancer, melanoma. It actually started out as a dark spot that he saw under his toenail. He just thought it was an injury from playing soccer. But as it turns out, it was melanoma, and he died at the age of 36. It just goes to show you, no matter what your color, your ethnicity, your culture, it's important that you pay attention to your body, that you examine your own skin and make note of any changes. How do you diagnose a skin cancer? You go to your physician. Your physician will examine your skin all over, and if they see any type of a lesion or a mole that looks suspicious, then they will set you up for a biopsy or they will sample that lesion. Your doctor will then send that biopsy or that sample to another type of physician, a pathologist, who will examine that biopsy under the microscope. If it looks like skin cancer, then they will make that diagnosis. How can you prevent skin cancer? Well, the most important thing is to try to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Try to avoid the sun during peak hours, like between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Also, avoid tanning beds. Most tanning beds emit UVA radiation, which can be harmful to the skin. Another thing to do, if you can't avoid the sun, which most of us can't, make sure that you protect your skin. You can protect your skin by wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB range radiation. Also, make sure that the SPF, the sun protection factor, is at minimum 30, but if you have fair skin or if you're going to have prolonged exposure to the sun, you need to use an even higher SPF. Also, wear wide-brimmed hats. Wear shades. Put on a nice thin clothing that will cover your arms, that will cover your legs, and make sure you reapply your sunscreen frequently, especially if you go swimming or if you've been wiping your skin down or if you've just been out for more than a little bit of time. Make sure that you reapply your sunscreen frequently, especially if you've been sweating or swimming or wiping down your skin. Oh, and can black people get sunburned? From personal experience, I can tell you yes. This ends my overview of Skin cancer symptoms, signs and treatment and sun protection. I want you to comment down below, share my video, like my video, subscribe to my page. As always, I want you to prioritize yourselves. As you enjoy the summer and the sunny beautiful weather, make sure that you remember your health and that you protect your skin from the sun. Make sure that you go to your doctors regularly, get your skin checked, and take care of you. Make sure you strive to live your healthiest, happiest life. I'm Dr. Frita.
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Melanoma is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when it's detected early. Still, it is among the leading causes of death by cancer, and mortality rates are no better than they were 20 years ago. In this episode of If Our Bodies Could Talk, James Hamblin undergoes a basic skin-cancer check. Mount Sinai Health System is an underwriter of the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, which is a co-production of The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic. Mount Sinai Health System did not provide funding or input for this video. Watch more episodes of If Our Bodies Could Talk: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDamP-pfOskNegO0pIzSXjnkha52jYUSF Watch more videos: http://www.theatlantic.com/video Subscribe to The Atlantic on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1pE29OW Follow James Hamblin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameshamblin Follow James Hamblin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameshamblinMD Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAtlanticVID Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAtlantic Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TheAtlantic
Views: 59497 The Atlantic
Melanoma on sole of the foot (ALM), a patient's journey
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1) Melanoma is the most dangerous of all skin cancers killing 8,790 people per year 2) The A,B,C,D,E rules help distinguish innocent moles vs melanomas 3) Tanning beds, sunburns, excessive sun exposure and fair skin are associated with higher rates of melanomas
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Most people know it's important to get freckles or moles checked out by a doctor. But a small spot under your nail could be just as dangerous. CBS 2's Dr. Max Gomez reports. Official Site: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CBSNewYork Twitter: @cbsnewyork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CBSNewYork Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/user/cbsnewyork Official Site: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBSnewyork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CBSNewYork
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Fungal infections of the skin are very common and they include various infections like ringworm infections and yeast infections, athletes foot, jock itch. Basically fungal infections they spread from other humans or animals. They are more common in tropical areas, subtropical areas and they are more common in monsoon season. On the skin it can occur on the scalp area, it can occur on the face area, in the beard area. On the beard area it is called as the barber’s itch, on the groin area. It can occur in between the toes. They are called as ringworm infections because the central area appears clear and the borders are usually well defined or they are generally scaly. The most common fungal infection, which is known as tinea cruris, which occurs in the groin area. It is called as dhobis itch jock itch or. Itchy rashes in the upper inner aspects of the thigh, which may spread on to the genitalia, buttocks, and abdomen. Fungal infections are more common in obese individuals, in diabetics. In pregnant women, it is more common in people taking broad spectrum antibiotics or oral contraceptive pills. For investigating fungal infections, we do skin scraping. We take scraping from under the skin and then examine under the microscope to see if there is any growth of fungi. We also do a culture and biopsy to rule out fungal infections and appropriate antifungal treatment is needed for the management of fungal infections. Melanoma is basically a cancer that arises from thee pigment cells or the melanocytes in the skin. Melanoma is more common in whites than in Asians or Indians or in blacks. Generally melanoma can be more dangerous than in the other forms of skin cancers because it can spread to the other parts of the body and can be life threatening o]r fatal. So it is very essential to diagnose melanoma in the early stages and the treatment of melanoma. Melanoma usually they resembles moles or the birth marks or 10 to 30% they develop form the existing birth marks. So if you have a birth mark you have to see or look for warning signs. This is called as the ABCDE criteria. A , that is if your birth mark is asymmetrical, that is if you draw a line through the centre of the birth marks or the mole, of the two halves are asymmetrical, it is better to go consult a doctor. B, the border, generally the non cancerous moles have smooth even border whereas the melanoma or the cancerous mole, they have uneven borders, C for the colour. Common moles or the non-cancerous moles, they have one colour whereas melanoma has variety of colours like brown, blue , black, it can be pale also or red. So if you have different colours in your mole, it is better to go get it surgically removed. D is the diameter. So generally the non-cancerous moles are smaller than the melanoma. E for evolution. So you have to see for any change in the traits of your mole like change in the skin colour or the skin texture or any surface changes or any bleeding, crusting, oozing of liquid or pain in the lesions, then you should go and consult your doctor. So if there are any of these changes, then it is better to get a biopsy done and surgically remove it as soon as possible to avoid any further complication.
Did you know that you can get skin cancer inbetween your toes? How is that possible considering the skin between your toes doesn't get any sun exposure? In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses why you can get sunscreen anywhere on your body, even on the areas not exposed to the sun. Subscribe to DermTV: http://www.youtube.com/dermtvdotcom http://DermTV.com Connect with DermTV: http://www.facebook.com/dermtv http://www.twitter.com/dermtv [ABOUT DERMTV] Everyone can have beautiful, healthy, and younger looking skin, and DermTV, the Internet's daily skincare video show, will demonstrate how by revealing expert tips and techniques and by providing real solutions for real skincare issues. Skincare (whether cosmetic or medical) previously required a trip to your dermatologist or a shopping spree at the pharmacy. And that's if you have a trusted nearby dermatologist or a local informed pharmacy. But not anymore. We at DermTV are committed to making best-in-class dermatology and skincare guidance accessible to everyone, anytime, at your computer. Every weekday, our host, Dr. Neal Schultz, one of New York's most trusted and respected dermatologists, teaches skincare's most timely and timeless issues. Topics include: the best at home techniques and new technology for facial rejuvenation, preventing and fixing sun damage from wrinkles to skin cancer, breaking news in dermatology, general skincare topics, and more.
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Hello, my name is Dr. Jairo Cruz Jr. of Advanced Podiatry and I’m here to talk to you a little bit today about melanomas of the foot or skin cancer of the foot. Skin cancer, unfortunately, especially down here in Florida is very common and when it’s involving the foot, it usually presents as a small lesion that’s different colors and maybe grows in size pretty quickly over time. Usually not painful but nonetheless, is a new lesion that just pops up and patients usually come in and say, “Hey, I’ve never seen this before, so I would like to get it checked out.” And that’s a smart thing to do because unfortunately when lesions involve the foot, they’re usually aggressive and so therefore diagnosing it earlier and treating it as early as possible is a good way to prevent any other complications regarding that lesions. Just a few foot facts on melanomas in the foot: melanoma can be life threatening but in most cases, is a treatable cancer. There are about 1 in 40 white Americans who develop this at that rate. About 1 in 200 Hispanics and about 1 in 1,000 African Americans who develop this type of skin cancer. Skin cancer’s the most common form of all cancers and melanoma counts for maybe about 5 percent of the skin cancers. Around 80 percent of the lesions are usually formed or usually seen or diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 74. And women unfortunately have a higher rate of melanoma as compared to the male counterparts. In essence, the early diagnosis is the key to treating this type of problem. So, therefore, if you see any lesions on your feet, obviously come in to see us and we’ll be able to take a simple biopsy. It’s minimally invasive so therefore there’s no invasive procedure that needs to be done but just a small biopsy of the lesion will be able to tell us everything about that spot or lesion that you may have found on your foot. If you do this early enough, we can treat it and we can essentially eradicate the disease very quickly, if we get to it early enough. So, again, if you see any type of lesion on your foot, please don’t hesitate to come in to Advanced Podiatry. Our number is (813) 875-0555 or visit us on the web at www.thetampapodiatrist.com.
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GRAPHIC IMAGES. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz walks you through an actual melanoma removal. While skin cancer is preventable and even treatable, let this video be the best reason youapos;ve ever seen to every day, rain or shine, wear sunscreen. Subscribe to DermTV: http://www.youtube.com/dermtvdotcom http://DermTV.com Connect with DermTV: http://www.facebook.com/dermtv http://www.twitter.com/dermtv [ABOUT DERMTV] Everyone can have beautiful, healthy, and younger looking skin, and DermTV, the Internet's daily skincare video show, will demonstrate how by revealing expert tips and techniques and by providing real solutions for real skincare issues. Skincare (whether cosmetic or medical) previously required a trip to your dermatologist or a shopping spree at the pharmacy. And that's if you have a trusted nearby dermatologist or a local informed pharmacy. But not anymore. We at DermTV are committed to making best-in-class dermatology and skincare guidance accessible to everyone, anytime, at your computer. Every weekday, our host, Dr. Neal Schultz, one of New York's most trusted and respected dermatologists, teaches skincare's most timely and timeless issues. Topics include: the best at home techniques and new technology for facial rejuvenation, preventing and fixing sun damage from wrinkles to skin cancer, breaking news in dermatology, general skincare topics, and more.
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Doc Pawsitive discusses toe tumors in dogs, often the result of SCC/squamous cell carcinoma or malignant melanoma. These cancers cause swelling, pain and eventually lameness of the affected foot. Doc, Leader of the Pack at PAWS Veterinary Clinic, frequently performs toe amputations and biopsies of the toe tumors to not only accurately diagnose the type of tumor but to usually 100% solve the problem.
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Dr. Sherry Ingraham talks about Melanoma and tips on how to detect it. Melanoma 101 facts to share: It's one of the most common cancers in young adults. Melanoma may be the least common skin cancer, but according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), it's the most common form of cancer for young adults ages 25 to 29 and the second most common cancer for people aged 15 to 29. It affects people of all skin tones.It's true that people with more pigment in their skin have a much lower risk of skin cancer because they have more protection from the sun, but that doesn't give them a free pass to skip sunscreen. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas — the most common types of skin cancer and those most strongly linked to sun exposure — rarely happen in people of color, and melanoma is also rare, but when it does happen, it's mostly on palms and soles. It may not develop in an existing mole. It can happen in people with few or no moles.Yes, melanoma symptoms include a change in the shape, size or color of a mole and the more moles you have, the greater your risk for melanoma. Melanomas can also look like a bruise that doesn't heal or a dark streak under a fingernail or toenail, It can appear in areas not exposed to the sun.Like between your fingers and toes, and on your underarms, butt and genitals. Learn how to do a skin cancer self-exam and read up on the six spots your doc should check for skin cancer. Melanoma is also on the rise in Baby Boomers, who didn't have access to modern sunscreens in childhood. It's the deadliest form of skin cancer...While basal and squamous cell carcinomas are more common than melanoma, they have higher survival rates. According to the AAD, one American dies from melanoma every hour. In 2014, it's estimated that more than 9,700 deaths in the United States will be attributed to melanoma. The earlier you catch a melanoma, the better the survival. Do self skin checks. People with a family history of melanoma can be more prone to it than the rest of the population. If you would like to make an appointment for a skin exam just give one of our clinics a call and make an appointment. For more information visit our website http://www.advanceddermatologymd.com/. The Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care team is comprised of specialized, board certified dermatologists and skin care specialists. We are Houston's most innovative and progressive dermatology practice.
Views: 2194 Advanced Dermatology Houston
This is a real life story about a woman who was diagnosed with the deadliest disease nowadays – cancer. The woman was shocked and devastated when she found out that she has cancer. So, she has turned to mass media and social media to increase and raise the awareness of cancer and to show others how important is to have their growths and marks on their bodies checked out as soon as possible. Her name is Melanie Williams and she is 36 years old. Well, just few weeks before her cancer diagnosis, she noticed a strange dark spot appearing under her thumbnail. Melanie actually thought that it was just a fungal infection or a war. But, she was very wrong. The actual truth was much worse than that. Melanie posted on her Facebook wall when she found that it wasn’t a wart, but a cancer. “Sadly not”, that’s what she said. Melanie is a mother of 3 kids and she was diagnosed with melanoma, a form of skin cancer that can be removed with surgical procedure. Melanie said that she is so lucky and that the cancer hasn’t spread yet. The doctors will remove it next week, along with half of Melanie’s thumb. “Well, this may haven’t been the case if I didn’t went to a doctor and not got it checked out”, she said. Melanie also mentioned that her skin cancer appeared quickly, in just a matter of few weeks. When she posted her photo on Facebook, she said that she don’t want people’s sympathies. “I want more awareness. So, please go and get any changed or growths on your skin checked out. And, please tell other people around you to get checked as well”, Melanie posted on her wall. Well, it seems that Melanie has accomplished her mission. She shared her photo 3 weeks ago, and her post has been share on Facebook almost 120,000 times. So, what do you think about this type of skin cancer? Share your thoughts in the comment section bellow, and don’t forget to share with your friends and family. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL AND SHARE VIDEOS WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS Visit us: http://www.greatlifeandmore.com/ Follow us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/Great-Life-and-more-491202454380757 More info:
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You have a spot on your foot that is changing or you have not seen before and you are concerned it could be more than just a mole. You are wondering how do I know if this is something I should be concerned about. Seeing a physician about a concerning skin lesion on your skin is a must, especially when you suspect a cancerous lesion like malignant melanoma. A melanoma is a lesion that begins from the pigment producing cells of your skin. Melanoma is a cancer of the skin that can appear as a red, pink or brown lesion. \n\n Melanomas usually occur on sun exposed surfaces but appear anywhere on the foot even under our toenails. History of sunburn, especially in fair skinned individuals can increase the risk factors. \n\n There are several signs of melanoma identified by “A,B,C,D and E’s” \n\n \n A - asymmetry – normal moles should be round, melanoma’s often have abnormal or uneven shape. \n B - border – irregular borders meaning jagged or blurred edges \n C - Color - a mix of colors is noted within the lesion \n D - Diameter – if the lesion is increasing in size, or greater than 6 mm or a little less than a quarter inch. \n E - Evolution meaning the lesion that you have is changing over time which typically does not occur with normal moles. \n \n\n It is important to get them treated early and aggressively because they can spread to other parts of the body and threaten your life. At FAANT we can obtain a small sample of suspicious skin lesions and get them evaluated quickly to help set your mind at ease. \n
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October 2, 2015/Day 1035 WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES OF SKIN GRAFT HARVEST SITE AND SKIN GRAFT Wow looking back a few days later I was still a little out of it. Surgery went well and I'm now recovering Follow me on Instagram @jillolsenvlogger Follow me on Twitter @jillolsen
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This video looks at acral and subungual melanomas concentrating on the features that allow you to distinguish betweem a benign acral nevus and melanoma and between benign melanonychia and subungual melanoma. SEE WWW.DERMOSCOPYMADESIMPLE.BLOGSPOT.COM
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At Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre we perform over 15,000 skin checks per year. A skin check involves a complete body check from the scalp to the toes. Our doctors and nurses are trained in dermatoscopy and our doctors are accredited with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. Dermatoscopy enables the doctors to detect skin cancer especially melanoma at it's earliest stage. https://www.facebook.com/pscc.net.au/ https://www.pscc.net.au @PeninsulaSkin twitter
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Malignant tumours in an older dog. Early detection and removal save lives. Toa Payoh Vets' giving back to society is through the sharing of clinical research and knowledge via the production of vet educational videos for vet students and pet owners. These videos are listed at: www.toapayohvets.com/videos.htm. Veterinary cases studies and articles of Toa Payoh Vets' case studies by Dr Sing Kong Yuen are at www.toapayohvets.com
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WHEN Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley died on the 11th of May 1981, it was a very sad day for Jamaica, and indeed, the world. He had fought a long, hard battle against cancer but had finally succumbed to it. This cancer had begun as a malignant melanoma underneath his toenail. Image result for bob marley pictures Bob Marley Many patients that I see know about Bob’s story and are fearful that they might have the same condition. This article will clarify what this type of malignancy is and create more awareness regarding the condition. Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is a rare type of skin cancer that is not attributed to sun exposure, like most other types of skin cancer. It is most commonly located on the hairless parts of the body, like the palms, nail beds and the soles of the feet, with the vast majority found on the latter. Usually it first appears as a dark brown spot or streak on the skin or nail. It is important to note that most people of colour will have benign dark lines underneath their nails and hyperpigmentation on their palms and soles. This does not mean that they have skin cancer. This type of skin cancer is far more common in people of African and south- east Asian descent. In fact, just over a third of all skin cancers found in people of colour turn out to be ALM.
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Subscribe to The Doctors: http://bit.ly/SubscribeTheDrs LIKE us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/FacebookTheDoctors Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TheDrsTwitter Follow us on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/PinterestTheDrs After Amber watched an episode of The Doctors on skin cancer, she examined her body and found a suspicious spot on the bottom of her foot. She shares her story.
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Cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson explains the relationship between the sun and skin cancer (melanoma) Subscribe to this channel ►► https://goo.gl/J8JRjs Does sunshine increase melanoma risk? Of course, not and let me tell you why. I’m Dr. Jack Wolfson, board certified cardiologist and the sun has been around for billions of years. Humans have been around for hundreds of thousands of years. We’ve evolved in the sun. Why would the sun cause use to have melanoma? Well, there is three types of skin cancer: there’s melanoma, there’s basal cell and squamous cell. And melanoma of course is the deadly one. The other two do not kill anyone. Now, if you get melanoma it is not coming from the sun and the literature is mixed on this issue but there’s a lot of different factors. But let’s just go back to common sense. Common sense tells us that the sun would not cause us cancer. That the sun prevents cancer. In fact, I wrote a blog post for The Truth About Cancer on 17 different cancers that that your risk of is reduced when you get adequate sun exposure. Now, our ancestors went to sleep with the sundown, awoke with the sunrise, and then they were in the sun naked all-day long. So, we’re never naked, they were always naked, and they never had melanoma. Why, again, why would they get cancer from the power of the sun? So, melanoma is a cancer that occurs in non-sun exposed areas very often, in between the toes, or a certain area of the back, even in the mouth where melanoma occurs. That’s obviously not from sunshine exposure. So, embrace the power of the sun. Get all the benefits of the sun. Be confident it doesn’t cause melanoma. Now as a cardiologist, it’s very important to get sunshine because we know that sunshine, the more sunshine you get, the lower your risk of heart disease. I’m asking you. What are you worried about? Are you worried about dying of heart disease, which kills 750,000 people in the United States every year? Or are you worried about melanoma, which kills a tiny fraction of that? 3,000. 5,000 people on a yearly basis. Worry about heart disease. Don’t worry about melanoma except in the fact of living the healthiest lifestyle. Not putting on all those toxic sunscreens that cause cancer. Embrace the power of the sun. Sunburn bad. Sunshine good. When you went on the Spring Break trip, like we all did from Chicago down to Florida, the Caribbean, and we all got sunburnt. That’s bad. Sunburn bad. Sunshine good. Embrace the power of the sun for your health today.
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Dr. Kolodenker specializes in surgery of the foot and ankle in Huntington Beach and Irvine - Orange County, CA. After the initial biopsy was done to confirm a stage 4 melanoma, the surgical procedure is the next step. A sentinel node biopsy is done a few minutes prior to the excision. A wound vac is placed at the end of this surgery to speed up healing.
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A vertical dark line, we call it as longitudinal melanonychia. A longitudinal melanonychia is very common in dark skinned people and doesn't indicate that you have melanoma. In fair skinned people, I don't mean Indians, I mean Caucasians and Europeans, and you have a longitudinal black line on your nail, then you do have to be concerned about melanoma. The characters of longitudinal line due to melanoma are slightly different from other causes. Other causes are common congenital cause like people who have moles in other parts of their body. Moles can even occur on the nail matrix and when the nail grows, it leads to longitudinal lines along the nail. So it is nothing but a mole in most of the people. If somebody in your family had cancer, then you can get a biopsy done from the nail matrix to rule out melanoma. In a biopsy, the pathologist rules out if there are any cancerous cells in that sample.If you have normal nevus cells or mole cells, then you don't have to be worried.
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Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. But do you know what it looks like when it’s in your nail bed? Subscribe to The Doctors: http://bit.ly/SubscribeTheDrs LIKE us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/FacebookTheDoctors Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TheDrsTwitter Follow us on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/PinterestTheDrs About The Doctors: The Doctors is an Emmy award-winning daytime talk show hosted by ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon, OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton, urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman and family medicine physician and sexologist Dr. Rachael Ross. The Doctors helps you understand the latest health headlines, such as the ice bucket challenge for ALS and the Ebola outbreak; delivers exclusive interviews with celebrities dealing with health issues, such as Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, reality stars Honey Boo Boo and Mama June and activist Chaz Bono; brings you debates about health and safety claims from agricultural company Monsanto and celebrities such as Jenny McCarthy; and shows you the latest gross viral videos and explains how you can avoid an emergency situation. The Doctors also features the News in 2:00 digest of the latest celebrity health news and The Doctors’ Prescription for simple steps to get active, combat stress, eat better and live healthier. Now in its eighth season, The Doctors celebrity guests have included Academy Award Winners Sally Field, Barbra Streisand, Jane Fonda, Marcia Gay Harden, Kathy Bates and Marisa Tomei; reality stars from Teen Mom and The Real Housewives, as well as Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Melissa Rivers, Sharon Osbourne, Tim Gunn and Amber Rose; actors Jessica Alba, Christina Applegate, Julie Bowen, Patricia Heaton, Chevy Chase, Kristin Davis, Lou Ferrigno, Harrison Ford, Grace Gealey, Cedric the Entertainer, Valerie Harper, Debra Messing, Chris O’Donnell, Betty White, Linda Gray, Fran Drescher, Emmy Rossum, Roseanne Barr, Valerie Bertinelli, Suzanne Somers; athletes Magic Johnson, Apolo Ohno and Danica Patrick; musicians Tim McGraw, Justin Bieber, Clint Black, LL Cool J, Nick Carter, Kristin Chenoweth, Paula Abdul, Gloria Gaynor, La Toya Jackson, Barry Manilow, Bret Michaels, Gene Simmons and Jordin Sparks; and celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck, Guy Fieri and Curtis Stone.
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What we thought was a simple infection turned out to be a bone tumor (It's benign... we think). SO INCREDIBLY PAINFUL! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Eric's Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2hhVdzqDh4 My Video: http://youtu.be/4vKRBZZPfpg --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tumblr: Bam-Its-Cameron.tumblr.com Twitter: Twitter.com/BamItsCameron --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Attribution: Pamgaea, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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In honor of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dancing with the Stars' Witney Carson reflects on a devastating health diagnosis, and how she had to put dance second in her life. For more guest interviews (plus live workouts daily!) head to DailyBurn.com/Join.
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It is hard to tell whether the grey toe lump is cancerous. I advise amputation of the toe in case the cancerous melanoma, if it is one, will have spread below the skin. Dr Daniel gave the option of just excising the lump and testing in the lab to see whether it is cancerous. It may be benign. The owners opted for tumour excision and histology.
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This is a short presentation I made with the goal of increasing awareness of early detection of skin cancer, specifically melanoma. I am a big fan of Bob Marley and the Marley Family, not only the music but the philosophy and the way of life. Early detection of melanoma could have saved Bob from having to make the decision to amputate or not amputate his toe. Ultimately, the cancer spread throughout his body and took his life at the age of 36. Early detection saves lives! Spread the word. Wake up and Live!
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering skin care expert Mario Lacouture discusses the effects of cancer treatment on nails. Learn about MSK: https://www.mskcc.org CONNECT WITH MSK Facebook: http://facebook.com/sloankettering Twitter: http://twitter.com/sloan_kettering Instagram: http://instagram.com/sloankettering Request an appointment at MSK by calling 800-525-2225 or online at: https://www.mskcc.org/appointments/request-appointment
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