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Therese M Mulvey, MD
(617) 479-3550
10 Willard St
Quincy, MA
Business
Commonwealth Physicians Services Inc
Specialties
Oncology

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Edwin Choy
(617) 884-8302
151 Everett Ave
Chelsea, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Jill N Allen
(617) 724-4000
55 Fruit Street Yawkey 7e
Boston, MA
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Barbara Lynn Smith
(617) 724-4800
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Lewis R Weintraub, MD
(617) 638-7002
88 E Newton St
Roxbury, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1958

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Lauren J Oshry
(617) 569-5800
10 Gove St
East Boston, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Jeffrey A Barnes
(617) 724-4000
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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John J Coen
(617) 726-8650
100 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Susan K Parsons
(617) 636-5000
750 Washington St
Boston, MA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Yen-Lin E Chen
(617) 724-1160
100 Blossom Street Cox Ll
Boston, MA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Cancers And Benign Lesion Of The Eyelids Causes And Treatments

Many growths occur on the eyelids, and these growths can be divided into those that are cancerous (about 15-20% of eyelid growths) and those that are non cancerous, or benign (80-85% of eyelid growths). Most of these growths come from the skin of the eyelid itself. It is important to recognize cancerous eyelid growths so they can be removed, just as skin cancers on other parts of the body should be removed, while benign eyelid growths are generally not harmful.

There are several types of cancer that occur on the eyelids. The most common variety (90-95% of eyelid cancers) is basal cell carcinoma, which arises from eyelid skin. Squamous cell carcinoma also grows from eyelid skin, while sebaceous cell carcinoma is a rare cancer of the eyelid oil glands. Melanoma is a cancer of the pigmented cells in the skin. In general, the risk that an eyelid lesion is cancerous increases with a history of heavy sun exposure, previous skin cancers, previous radiation, smoking, or a fair complexion.

Benign eyelid lesions, of which there are many types, can be cosmetically unsightly or irritating but pose less risk to the patients's health. Some of these are precancerous, however over time they can develop into cancer...

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