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skin cancer: i have several white spots on my skin; likely due to over abuse of sitting in sun without screen. the largest one - on my leg is about 1/2" in round dia. I have had it for a few years; doc prescribed Elocom Mometsone furoate; i've also used vitamine E cream, lavender oil, goats milk cream, etc. the spot looks like it wants to clear up, but won't. any suggestions?
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replied December 5th, 2010
As I am not involved in your care, and I cannot examine you, I cannot offer you a diagnosis (or treatment recommendations) for this skin problem. If there is any question about these "spots" being skin cancers, however, then they should certainly be biopsied or surgically removed.


Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

Author, "A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race"

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