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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, General pratice
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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Am i able to send you some photos of the skin condition

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Hi am i able to send you some photos of the skin condition?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Sure--go ahead an post them on this page
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Got them. How long have you had them and has a doctor looked at them?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Its actually my dad - he is 76 and the GP looked at them but said he could refer him. THey itch and some have white scabs on them and some the black as shown. When I googled it it did look similar to some skin cancers. My dad is willing to go private if you think they could be of concern

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK. They both look like basal cell carcinomas--one type of skin cancer. One of them might just be a seborrheic keratosis and not cancer but they both definitely need to be seen by a dermatologist for evaluation and biopsy

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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Do you need more information?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Are those also from the same patient?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes from my dad - There a few different looking skin conditions on there and i saw them yesterday. These last 2 are the different ones from the original 2 I sent you.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK. The top one could also be basal cell
The other one looks like a benign keratosis
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Could you explain a little about the basil cell carcimonous and what the treatment could be etc and how serious it gets

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Usually it's simply taken care of by a full excision of the lesion. It rarely spreads or metastasizes like melanoma