Skin cancer phone for patients and relatives: a Physician answers questions

Carsten Maschmeyer is diagnosed with white skin cancer. With the diagnosis he is not alone: 500,000 people in Germany are diagnosed each year with cancer. Many have been Affected in the circle of friends or family. Doctor Brigitte Schwikowski-Kukla and your Team of Doctors from the German cancer research center (DKFZ) answer on Monday from 11 am to 13 PM, for free your questions.

Among other things, from the "Cave of the Löwen" well-known Investor, Carsten maschmeyer, announced on Thursday evening that he was diagnosed with white skin cancer. A malignant change had already been removed and he is on the mend.

Live now: The skin cancer Hotline for FOCUS-Online-Leser

Today from 11 am to 13 PM Doctors are happy to answer the 0800 – 420 30 40 your questions about skin cancer.

As Carsten Maschmeyer is annually about half a Million people in Germany. Who are the diagnosis "Krebs" receives, has a lot of questions. Brigitte Schwikowski-Kukla and her Team from the cancer information service at the German cancer research center Hotline cancer information service every day, countless callers by answer their questions about the disease. Today, Monday, you take specific time to FOCUS Online readers who have questions on the topic of skin cancer.

Questions to the cancer information service, German cancer research center and outside the FOCUS answer-Online-consultation.
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You can reach the Hotline today from 11 to 13 at the consultation for the FOCUS Online readers under the 0800 – 420 30 40.

The staff of the cancer information service are also outside the FOCUS Online office hours for questions: KID

The most frequently asked questions about skin cancer and the answers of the expert can be read in the Following one after the other. The caller remains anonymous.

What is the difference between “black” and “white” skin cancer?

Question: At me was the skin of the nose is removed, the scaled has. My skin doctor told me now in control, that it is a basal cell carcinoma, and that I must again be operated. In all the excitement I’ve noticed only half of it. The now black or white skin cancer?

Answer: If you have a basal cell carcinoma, which is a "weißer" Skin cancer, the most common type of skin cancer in Germany. This skin cancer grows very slowly and forms extremely rarely, metastases. He is therefore regarded as comparatively harmless.
But if a basal cell carcinoma, a further designation, is not completely removed, it can regrow. Without treatment, it would be after the adjacent tissue destroy. You speak again with your doctor, what is planned for them now, in order to get rid of the basal cell carcinoma completely.

Also "weißer" Skin cancer is called squamous cell carcinoma, also known as Spinaliom or prickle cell cancer. Also, this type of cancer is in most patients is very aggressive, but should still be treated in a timely manner.

The melanoma as "schwarzer" Skin cancer is very different from these two types of cancer: It grows in many Affected significantly more aggressive and in depth, and it metastasizes, if it is not treated in a timely manner. A special feature of melanoma: It can also on the mucous membranes and the eye to occur.

For more information on the disease, as well as the offer of help from the cancer information service, see and by Email at [email protected]

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