The only way to confirm whether you have skin cancer is with a visit to the doctor, who will typically first perform a visual examination. Your doctor will note the size, shape, location, color and texture of any suspicious spots, while also taking into account any bleeding or scaling. Most of the time, these examinations will be performed in a dermatologist’s office. In many cases, the whole growth will be removed and a biopsy taken to diagnose the cancer.
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