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What does current research show regarding the use of sunscreen in deeper skin tones?

I've struggled to find anything at all in the literature that specifically investigates the use of sunscreen as a preventative measure against sun damage in people with deeper skin tones. Furthermore, ...
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Need help interpreting histology results (punch skin biopsy)

Good day. About a month ago I've removed a mole (nevus) which accrued on "clean" skin (de novo) about 4-5 months ago. It has always been charcoal black and 1,5 mm in diameter. So the dermatologist ...
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Probability to develop a new type of melanoma

I saw that there are different types of melanoma: some are more aggressive and others are less dangerous. From what I understood searching on web, the causes of melanoma are not clear but there are ...
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Is it true that freckles have zero potential for malignant transformation?

This New York City dermatologist called Dr. Bobby Buca on this web page says: "Freckles and moles have two things in common: there is a genetic tendency to get them, and both are darker than the ...
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how to get rid of a raised mole in my left thigh which is painful sometimes?

I am 22 , male. The mole appeared some 3 weeks before . Since last week it is painful sometimes ,not all time . The spot is left thigh near the groin muscle. It is difficult to wear jeans and even ...
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Why is it or isn't it smart for a healthy individual to perform auto-surgery in removing suspicious skin spots?

Why is it or isn't it advisable/smart for a healthy individual to simply remove suspicious skin spots himself/herself?
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Anti-PD1 in adjuvancy after resection of metastatic melanoma in Europe

I was wondering if it is possible to get anti-PD1 (nivo/pembro/...) treatment in an adjuvant setting after resection of metastatic melanoma. Even if that means paying the treatment. As far as I know, ...
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Does the presence of a root on a skin cancer aid in identification? [closed]

For a couple of years I have had what I suspect to be an undiagnosed squamous cell carcinoma on my big toe. If I scratch off the superficial part it looks like there is a root remaining (I can see ...
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Had a skin biopsy of a suspicious mole (10 stitches) -- how to prevent ugly scar-tissue from forming? Make scar less noticeable?

Recently, I had a suspicious mole removed (skin biopsy) to be tested for melanoma (I've had a few of this nature), but this one was quite deep and large, and required 10 stitches. How to prevent a big ...
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Theoretically, are spots with brown spots inside them cancerous? [closed]

One may have a few large brown spots here and there around their body and loads of tiny brown spots. Inside a few of these spots are smaller darker brown spots that are irregularly shaped. melanoma is ...
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Possibilities after stage IV melanoma diagnosis [closed]

My aunt is 62 and was diagnosed last november with stage IV metastatic melanoma. She had an operation to get a tumor removed and is undergoing an immunotherapy treatment that I believe is ...
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What are the minimum specifications for a dermascope?

In addition to professionally sourced dermascopes that tend to be expensive are several low end devices that connect wirelessly to a smartphone. What would be the minimum specifications of a device to ...
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