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What Does Skin Cancer Look Like Anyway?

You may wonder — is that rough spot on my arm something I should worry about? Here’s a list of descriptions that will help you decide if you should see a dermatologist.

Skin cancer warnings: unhealed sores, new growths, rough spots, white or waxy bumps.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Can look like a waxy or white bump, a scaly patch, or an unhealed sore.

Malignant Melanoma

The most serious and potentially deadly skin cancer. It can appear as a pigmented patch or bump, usually as an irregular mole.

Solar Keratosis

A precancerous condition that looks like a small rough spot on the skin.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

This could appear as an unhealed sore, a red nodule, or a rough bump.

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