What Do Skin Cancers Look Like?

Most people have the misconception that skin cancers look like the pictures that they’ve seen on the internet. This is not always true.

There are 5 different kinds of basal cell carcinoma, including one that can mimic a melanoma, several different squamous cell carcinomas, and even melanomas that can on rare occasions be red rather than dark brown or black. The point is that any spot that doesn’t heal, is growing, bleeds, or has unusual symptoms associated with it should be checked by your doctor or dermatologist. To your health!

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Next, learn more about Moles, Lumps and Bumps.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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