Pinecrest Skin Cancer Doctor
Skin Cancer Center
Signs of Skin Cancer
Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Skin cancer develops on areas of sun exposed skin, such as the face, lips, ears, chest, arms, hands, legs, and scalp. Sometimes it develops on your palms, and beneath your fingernails or toenails. There are many types of skin cancers that all have different signs. Pinecrest Skin Cancer Doctor will provide you with knowledge and information on the types and signs of skin cancer.
If you have Melanoma Skin Cancer:
- A large brownish spot with darker speckles
- A mole that changes in color, size or feel or that bleeds
- A small lesion with an irregular border and portions that appear red,white,blue, or blue-black.
If you have Basal Cell Carcinoma:
- It may appear as a pearly or waxy bump
- A flat, flesh-colored or brown scar-like lesion
If you have Squamous Cell Carcinoma:
- May appear as a firm, red nodule
- A flat lesion with a scaly, crusted surface
In case you aren’t sure, look out for these following symptoms:
- Exhaustion– If you have been feeling frequent exhaustion during your day from not doing anything that typically causes exhaustion( exercise etc.) then this might be a sign of skin cancer.
- Blood Discharge– Visit your doctor if you have blood discharge from phlegm, your uterus, or in stool.
- Fever– A higher than normal temperature is a sign of skin cancer.
- Pain– Constant and unexplainable pain is a definite sign of skin cancer.
- Rapid Weight Loss– Many cancers can increase your rate of weight loss. If you are quickly losing weight, recognize this as a possible sign of skin cancer.
By recognizing the signs above at an early time, you can have enough time to help your skin cancer condition.