Posted by: jay | 2011-04-16

Question about Melanoma under The nails

This go''s back to the (more at risk) factors
I''m African/American Age 19
# Atypical moles.
# Immunosuppression.
# Albinism.
# A rare hereditary disease in which the body cannot repair damage done to cells by ultraviolet radiation from the sun (xeroderma pigmentosum).
(When to see your doctor)
# A bleeding mole.
# A discoloured area under a fingernail or toenail (not caused by an injury).
# A general darkening of the skin unrelated to sun exposure.

I have smoked cigarettes for a while now and wonder if this increases my risk also? And Should I see a Derm soon.. like now?

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Smoking can increase your risk and it is wise to consult a dermatologist.


Dr Anrich Burger

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