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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi??
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help yuo
User :   ya i was wondering could you give me the semtoms on cancer??
User :   or are there any??
Doctor :   Which cancer do you want to know about
Doctor :   specifically
Doctor :   although there are different symptoms based on teh type of cance
User :   Well I was in tanning bed
User :   and i got burnt.. and ill feeling something weirdd
User :   zxcvbnm,
Doctor :   So do you mean to ask about skin cancer
User :   pretty much yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Skin cancer, most often develops on skin exposed to the sun.
User :   not tanning bed??
Doctor :   No
User :   what about tanning bed
Doctor :   Risk factors
User :   what about radiation??
Doctor :   are
Doctor :   Fair skin
Doctor :   A history of sunburns.
Doctor :   Every time you get sunburned, you damage your skin cells and increase your risk of developing skin cancer.
Doctor :   Excessive sun exposure
Doctor :   especially if your skin isn't protected by sunscreen or clothing.
Doctor :   Tanning can put you at risk
Doctor :   A tan is your skin's injury response to excessive UV radiation.
Doctor :   So basically the UV rays cause the insult
Doctor :   If the tanning bed has the risk of UV rays
User :   what are the semtons that a hurman feels??
Doctor :   then it can be a risk
Doctor :   A pearly or waxy bump on your face, ears or neck
Doctor :   flat, flesh-colored or brown scar-like lesion
Doctor :   firm, red nodule on your face, lips, ears, neck, hands or arms
Doctor :   large brownish spot
Doctor :   simple mole located anywhere on your body that changes in color, size or feel or that bleeds
Doctor :   these are the some symptoms that one should be aware of
Doctor :   But I dont say that every above condition leads to the cancer
Doctor :   never
Doctor :   it is
Doctor :   The only way to know for sure is to have your skin examined by your doctor or dermatologist.
Doctor :   if you notice a new skin growth, a bothersome change in your skin, a change in the appearance or texture of a mole, or a sore that doesn't heal in two weeks
Doctor :   Then see the doctor
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