Everyone has moles. But some people have moles that are difficult to detect as cancerous. Skin cancer cases are increasing rapidly worldwide. Skin cancer is thought to be easy to detect but its early signs are hard to spot. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, it is very important to check for spots on the skin at home.
Signs of skin cancer
One of the most unusual signs of skin cancer is moles. Changes in the skin, new bumps or sores that heal but appear. They are shiny and waxy. Sometimes they bleed. According to health professionals it could be early stage basal or squamous cell skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, a hard bump-like lump on the eyelid that starts in the oil glands can indicate a rare skin cancer called sebaceous gland carcinoma.
Many people People may notice dry, scaly patches on their skin. These are also called actinic keratoses. It is caused by exposure to sunlight. Doctors say that keratoses are skin growths. It is a common skin cancer that can turn into squamous cell carcinoma. If the dry patch shrinks when moisturized, it may not be a sign of cancer.
Healing but lesions
Skin cancer may show rashes or patches on the skin. These slowly form a crust. They ooze pus and blood. As the cancer progresses, the size and shape of the lesion also increases. Basal cell carcinoma occurs. These lesions do not heal and bleed for a long time.
Red or pink lesions
Pink, red, purple lesions are dangerous. Appear painless. These also do not heal quickly. They grow faster if the skin is exposed to more sunlight. These types of lesions are called Kaposi’s sarcoma, according to the American Cancer Society. Often develop on the head or neck. They first start in a blood vessel and then spread.
Only moles are thought to be signs of skin cancer. But these are also dangerous skin cancer symptoms. Even if these appear, it is important to immediately consult a doctor and undergo diagnostic tests.
Note: We have provided the information collected from various studies, researches and health journals here as usual for your understanding. This information is not a substitute for medical care or treatment. If you have any doubts regarding health, you should definitely consult a doctor. For the items mentioned in this article, “ABP Country”, ‘ABP Network’ Note that no liability is assumed.
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