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skin cancer

Skin cancer most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. However, this form of cancer can occur on areas of the skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight.


Symptoms of may include:


  • basal cell carcinoma:
    • a pearly or waxy bump on the face, ears or neck
    • a flat, flesh-colored or brown scar-like lesion on your chest or back ear pain
    • lump or sore that does not heal
    • sore throat
    • weight loss

  • squamous cell carcinoma:
    • a firm, red nodule on the face, lips, ears, neck, hands or arms
    • a flat lesion with a scaly, crusted surface on the face, ears, neck, hands or arms

  • melanoma:
    • a large brownish spot with darker speckles located anywhere on the body
    • a simple mole located anywhere on the body that changes in color, size or feel or that bleeds
    • a small lesion with an irregular border and red, white, blue or blue-black spots on the trunk or limbs
    • dark lesions on the palms, soles, fingertips and toes, or on mucous membranes lining the mouth, nose, vagina and anus

Treatment may include:



Types include:


  • basal cell carcinoma
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • melanoma - the most serious of skin cancer
  • kaposi sarcoma
  • merkel cell carcinoma
  • sebaceous gland carcinoma

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