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Dr.Sumanth
Dr.Sumanth, Doctor (MD)
Category: Dermatology
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Does this look like skin cancer? Had it for about 25 years

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Does this look like skin cancer? Had it for about 25 years
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 15 days ago.

Hi...Welcome to Just Answer. I am Dr. Sumanth Amperayani and I am here to help you today. I have 16 years of experience in the field of Medicine at a tertiary care referral hospital.

Skin conditions are always best diagnosed and treated after seeing them directly. May I request you to upload some images please.

Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
File attached (6G51VZL)
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
terrified it’s cancer
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 15 days ago.

  1. How long have you had this and has this appeared recently?

  2. Did this start after scratching?

  3. Are there any other similar lesions on the body and in your social contacts?

  4. Are there any sensory symptoms like - itching / burning / pain?

  5. Has there been any recent change in color, consistency, surface, margins or diameter?

  6. Are these in Sun exposed areas too?

  7. Are you having multiple moles on the body?

  8. Is there any family history of Melanoma or basal cell carcinoma?

  9. Is there any history of exposure to UV radiation, which comes from the sun and from tanning lights and beds?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
No to this I’ve had it for around 25 years
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 15 days ago.

Thank you for getting back with the image and also the requested necessary information for my better understanding.

From your symptom analysis and correlating it with the medical history and the image you have uploaded I do not think we need to consider Melanoma or skin neoplasm here.

You may be rest assured about this currently.

These are looking like benign moles.

But at any point of time if they tend to change the character like the questions I have asked then and you may consider a dermatological consultation in person please.

As of now you may be rest assured that these do not require for the evaluation right now.

I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you today!

Is there anything else where I can be of assistance to you in this regard please. We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know.

Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
No im just worried it was skin cancer?
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 15 days ago.

No it is not. Be rest assured.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Thank you doctor
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 15 days ago.

You are most welcome.

I am happy that my interaction was helpful for you and put your mind at ease.

In future you can opt me as your favorite medical expert so that you  can ask me a question directly. I will be happy to help anytime.

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Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani