Common "Melanoma" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


The type of cancer that originates from the pigment-containing cells called melanocytes is called melanoma. It is the most serious type of skin cancer as it often spreads to the deeper layers of the skin and eventually to other organs. The common causes of melanoma are more sun exposure, family history, and pale skin.

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Can cannabis treat melanoma? Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been hearing some buzz about using cannabis for treating melanoma or skin cancer. I am intrigued but also cautious about trying alternative treatments. Can you shed some light on the potential benefits and risks of using cannabis in managing melanoma or skin cancer? Also, I would...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Glad you reach out to us with a query. As a healthcare professional, I can provide you with an overview of the potential benefits and risks of using cannabis for treating melanoma or skin cancer. However, it is essential to note that the use of cannabis for medical ...  Read Full »

Are the blue and black lines on the toenail a sign of melanoma?

Query: Hi doctor,I did treadmill exercises and played tennis for two hours three weeks ago. And after that, I noticed blue and black lines on the fourth toe of my left foot. Can you tell me what this is? Is it melanoma? I am worried and anxious. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Filza Hafeez

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need to see a clear picture of your lesion to make a diagnosis. Kindly send a clear picture. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have a malignant melanoma. Kindly interpret my USG scan.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a history of malignant melanoma that spread to one axillary lymph node three years ago. I need someone to interpret my ultrasound results since my doctor has not called with the results yet.  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Your ultrasound report says that there is an echogenic ovoid structure in the right axilla corresponding to a similar structure seen in your previous ultrasound that now measures 2.0 x 4.7x 1.1 cm. It contain...  Read Full »

I have a nevus on my lacrimal caruncle for almost 10 years. Could it be melanoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a nevus on my lacrimal caruncle which has been there for almost 10 years. Recently I have noticed a slight change in it. Could it be melanoma?  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, but I would not advise you to jump into any hasty conclusions. First of all, birthmarks, moles are very common even with the localization that you mentioned. However, to advise you better, it is preferable to compare this lesion on photos t...  Read Full »

I have black spots that look like warts behind my penis. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some black spots and it looks like warts behind my penis. I have a big spot of 2 mm on the surface. There are few spots of three or four numbers on the skin. It also remains black. One of the black spots bled last week. After a week, I started to have itchiness and a burning sensati...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you had a fever, any history of herpes or diabetes, and when it appeared. Please mention whether you had excess scratching and rubbing of lesions. Please mention whether you had chronic friction. Kindly answer the questions for details.   Read Full »

What causes black lines on skin and nails?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female. Two years back I had noticed a very thin black straight line on my nail in the right hand finger. This line is growing along as my nail grows. Though the line was thin initially, now it has increased in its width and thickness. When I searched in the net abo...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Presence of linear pigmented lines on the nails can be due to multiple causes. In white people they are considered abnormal and require thorou...  Read Full »

I have a mole on my neck. Is it melanoma?

Query: Hello,I have been feeling weak, and suffering from shortness of breath and headaches. I do have a mole on my neck that has been getting bigger. I have got a blood test done and everything came back negative. The mole did not hurt and my thyroids were swollen two days before I started to feel sick I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. A mole does not cause any problem as it has a tendency to become malignant in cases of Caucasian individuals (white people). Melanoma or other skin cancer occurs on the photo exposed part of the body like face or hand. The depth of the...  Read Full »

I am concerned about skin cancer and melanoma. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male and have concerns about skin cancer, particularly melanoma. Can you please describe the symptoms of skin cancer, with a focus on melanoma, and how it is diagnosed? What are the key recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding skin cancer pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The risk factors for developing melanoma are direct sunlight, family history, multiple mole syndrome, and many others. Symptoms of skin cancer can range from a change in pre-existing mole, skin nodule eruption, skin ulceration, and sh...  Read Full »

I shaved my head and saw a brown spot cluster or patch on my scalp. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I shaved my head today and saw a cluster of brown spots patch on my scalp. The last time I shaved my head was three months back and I am pretty sure this cluster of spots was formed on my scalp in these last three months which I noticed today. I read a few articles on the internet and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. I have gone through the photos (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is good that you examine every time after shaving your hair. Not all hyperpigmented lesions are melanoma. It ca...  Read Full »

Does an unchanged mole be an early melanoma?

Query: Hello doctor, Is this melanoma? Does it look bad?  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have noted your concern and have viewed the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This could be an atypical/ dysplastic nevus - has irregular borders, looks asymmetric in shape, and is perhaps bigger than 5 mm. It certainly requires a dermoscopic exam...  Read Full »

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