Skin Cancer Symptoms
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Skin Cancer Symptoms - Symptoms of skin cancer vary, depending on several factors, such as the type of cancer (e.g., basal cell, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma). While skin cancer can occur anywhere on the body, it develops most often in skin that has been exposed to sunlight, such as the scalp, face, lips, neck, ears, hands, and arms. Some common skin cancer symptoms may include the following: visible irregularities in the skin (such as open sores that will not heal), reddish patches, pearly or waxy bumps, flat lesions, asymmetrical moles or moles that change in size, shape, or color, and wart-like skin growths. In addition, a skin condition called actinic keratosis (marked by thick, scaly patches of skin) can sometimes develop into skin cancer. It is important to seek the advice of a medical professional to determine whether any of these symptoms are the result of skin cancer, or another condition.
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