Basal cell carcinomas may appear as flat, firm, pale areas or as small, raised, pink or red, translucent, shiny areas that may bleed following minor injury. Squamous cell cancer may appear as growing lumps, often with a rough surface, or as flat, reddish patches that grow slowly. Another sign of basal and squamous cell skin cancers is a sore that doesn’t heal.

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Important warning signs of melanoma include changes in size, shape, or color of skin lesion or the appearance of a new growth on the skin. Changes that occur over a few days are generally innocuous but changes that progress over a month or more should be evaluated by your doctor.



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