Skin Cancer Symptoms
- A sore that doesn’t heal
- A mole or other growth you haven’t noticed before
- Change in the border of a spot, spread of color, redness or swelling around the area.
- A small, smooth, shiny, pale or waxy lump that may bleed
- Large areas with oozing or crust
- A flat red spot or a lump that is scaly or crusty
- Itchiness, tenderness or pain from a mole or elsewhere on your skin
- A brown or black colored spot with uneven edges
When looking at moles, remember the ABCDE rule: Asymmetry (one half of the mole doesn’t match the other), Border irregularity, Color that is not uniform, Diameter greater than 6 mm (about the size of a pencil eraser), and Evolving size, shape or color.
Talk with your health care professional if you notice any of these symptoms.
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