(Closed) Skin cancer in genital area (TMI!)

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
11105 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@pictureaccount: I’m not an expert but just wanted to comment to give ou some thread love and to say you’re doing the right thing by getting professional advice. Hope all goes well.

Post # 4
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Post # 6
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@pictureaccount:  I would definitely get it examined by a professional, especially if any of the marks have changed/grown.  However, just because someone has moles/warts, doesn’t mean it’s cancerous.  In fact, I’d guess that most people have some sort of skin anomaly somewhere on their bodies.

Post # 8
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

@pictureaccount:  I really, really doubt that it’s skin cancer. It’s just unlikely in a place that rarely sees sun. Unless he’s a nudist? I was camping once and we were next to a nudist campsite (not participating lol) and I saw a really old guy oiling his big old hairy balls with baby oil… so he might have genital skin cancer. But your guy who is probably not a nudist who sunbathes his junk? Doubtful. I hope the laugh helps lower your anxiety. Yes this really happened to me! His balls were literally blinding.

Post # 11
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

I’m a cancer research nurse, and yes, melanoma can definitely be in areas that aren’t exposed to the sun. There are usually multiple lesions — I’ve seen dozens on the insides of just one patient’s thighs.

That said, it could also be BCC (basal cell carcinoma), which is less dangerous than melanoma but should still be examined to avoid metastasis. It is probably worth consulting a physician.

Post # 12
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s a good idea to get them checked out to be safe, but most likely they are skin tags. Some people are just more prone to getting them than others. 

And as far as I know you can get most cancer’s anywhere, without cause.

Post # 13
982 posts
Busy bee

@pictureaccount:  warts can look like skin tags. But skin tags also look like skin tags! Glad he’s getting checked out. My Mum had a malignant melanoma on her arm. She looked at it one day and just knew. She dropped everything she was doing and went straight to the doctor. She needed a couple of excisions to get it within safe margins – all okay. The bad moles are what they call an ‘ugly duckling’ – looks different to other moles, irregularly shaped, changes in its appearance. I have heard that the danger zone for melanomas is the soles of your feet, and your backside. My SO had a couple of really sinister looking moles removed, that ended up not being moles at all!

Good luck, I hope it’s nothing more than a couple of harmless skin tags!

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