Oncology (General Cancer)/Skin Cancer


Dr. Dr--

To make a long story short: I have been sunburned MANY times on many different areas of my body.

Do I have to start worrying about skin cancer? (My mother's sister died from Melanoma Cancer). I am quite nervous.

Thank you!


Yes you do - especially as you have a family history of it and a personal history of sun burn (check the melanoma statistics for Israel, the sun is strong there). If you are blond, redhaired, pale skinned and/or freckled your risks are increased too. So let a skin doctor check you regularly from now on for the rest of your life. Mazel tov!

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I'm a Doctor of Medicine and specialist in Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy educated & trained in Sweden. Now retired. Background in Radiation Therapy, Medical Oncology, Radiation Protection, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Gynecological Oncology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Cytology,Hematology and Internal Medicine. M.D. from the faculty of medicine, Royal Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Have also been an exchange student at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem Israel. Former medical consultant, Swedish National Board of Radiation Protection. Former Police Surgeon and Medical Examiner, Stockholm Police Department. Former Chief Medical Officer, The Royal Guards, The Royal Horse Guards and the Royal Household Brigade, Royal Swedish Army Medical Corps. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128 I have no restrictions in the number of questions there. I also answer questions in these other categories: General History, Military History, Brain Tumors, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer

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