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What Are Early Signs of Skin Cancer You Should Be Cautious Of?

Skin Cancer Information

Continual exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays can eventually cause wrinkles and damage to the skin’s elastin fibers. As these tissues become more damaged, your skin begins to sag, bruise easily, and take longer to heal. Eventually, your skin can lose its immune function and lesions can start to appear. Many times these lesions are benign and easy to remove, but other times they can turn out to be cancerous. At Miami Center for Dermatology, we want to provide our patients with Skin Cancer Information, so you can seek early treatment and diagnosis if you begin to see signs.

If you do not have much Skin Cancer Information, here are some early warning signs you should be aware of. If you notice any of these symptoms beginning to appear, speak to one of our experts.

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  • Farmer’s Lip: Usually appearing on the lower lip, this condition causes roughness on the lips and scaly patches. It can also create swelling and more prominent lip lines.
  • Moles: A mole by is nature is a benign growth of cells that give skin its color. A mole that is potentially cancerous is characterized by different colors, an irregular shape, being larger than a pencil eraser. Since most moles appear during childhood, speak to your dermatologist if you are seeing them emerge as an adult.
  • Cutaneous Horns: This growth appears to be funnel-shaped, almost like a horn. It is only several millimeters in size and is made out of keratin, which is the same protein that your nails are composed of.
  • Solar Keratosis: These are small, scaly patches that appear on the hands, head, and neck. They are also made out of keratin. It is recommended you see a doctor so they can be treated before possibly becoming cancerous over time.

There are several different types of skin cancers, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. At Miami Center for Dermatology, we can provide you with the Skin Cancer Information that will assist you in diagnosis and treatment. If you have any questions about our services or procedures, our staff will be more than happy to sit down with you and answer them. For over 20 years Dr. Deborah Longwill has been providing South Florida with the best medical and cosmetic dermatology.

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