What are the roles of surgical oncology?

What is the role of a surgical oncologist? Surgical oncologists are general surgeons with specialty training in procedures for diagnosing, staging (determining the stage of cancer), or removing cancerous growths. The most common procedures performed by surgical oncologists are biopsies and surgery for cancerous growth removal. Can surgical oncologist give chemotherapy? Surgical oncologists prescribe chemotherapeutic …

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Is Basal Cell Carcinoma genetic?

Can skin cancer run in the family? Genetics: Melanoma can run in families – one in every 10 patients has a family member who also has had the disease. What type of skin cancer is hereditary? Familial melanoma is a genetic or inherited condition. This means that the risk of melanoma can be passed from …

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Are irregular moles always melanoma?

How can you tell the difference between atypical moles and melanoma? Characteristics of Normal Moles, Atypical Moles, and Melanomas Lesion Age at onset Color Melanoma Usually adulthood, may occur in children with giant congenital moles or atypical mole syndromes Variegated, with more than 2 shades of color, often very dark brown to black, that may …

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Does Olay cause cancer?

Does Olay have harmful ingredients? Yes, some of our Olay products contain parabens. It may help to know that parabens are one of the most common preservatives used in beauty products, foods and drugs, and are made from PHBA (para-hydrobenzoic acid), an ingredient also found naturally in numerous fruits and vegetables that are part of …

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How is skin cancer currently treated?

What is the most common treatment for skin cancer? Surgery is the primary treatment for most skin cancers. For patients with basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas, a dermatologist or other qualified doctor may perform an outpatient procedure using a local anesthetic. What is the current treatment for skin cancer is it effective? Mohs surgery …

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What does a tumor on the scalp look like?

Does scalp cancer hurt? What are the symptoms of skin cancer of the head and neck? Skin cancers usually present as an abnormal growth on the skin. The growth may have the appearance of a wart, crusty spot, ulcer, mole or sore. It may or may not bleed and can be painful. What does skin …

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Do cancer patients lose all body hair?

Can you have cancer and not lose your hair? The answer is no. Alopecia, or hair loss, occurs as a secondary result of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Both chemotherapy and radiation attack the rapidly growing cancer cells in your body. The treatment may also attack other normal, fast-growing cells, like the cells in your hair …

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You asked: What does a Gynaecological oncologist do?

Why would you see a gynecologic oncologist? Women with a previous diagnosis of reproductive cancer (including ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal or vulvar cancer, or gestational trophoblastic disease) should see a gynecologic oncologist on a regular basis to monitor cancer progression and treatment, as well as manage their symptoms. What can I expect from a gynecologic …

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