Protect your skin — it could save your life.
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.
The most serious and potentially deadly skin cancer. It can appear as a pigmented patch or bump, usually as an irregular mole.
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.