Skin Cancer: What Should I Be Looking For?
You might wonder, how can a dermatologist save a life – right?! The answer skin cancers – we find them, we treat them, and, working with our patients, we can make the difference between life and… not. So what should you be looking for? There are a few easy guidelines to help you. Any sore that does not heal ulcerates or starts to grow can be suspected skin cancer. Scaly rough spots can be actinic keratosis (pre-cancers) and also need to be evaluated. Additionally, moles that are asymmetric in their color, shape, borders or are growing fast can be worrisome. Look at your skin closely – be proactive! Make sure you know the ABCDE of spotting dangerous skin changes.
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