A 51-year-old female asked:
I have red spots that occasionally show up on my arms and sometimes are itchy they usually come and go. i'm wondering if they could be skin cancer?
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Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 50 years experience
Skin Rash: A skin rash that comes and goes is not skin cancer. Your rash could be one of many things, ranging from "neurodermatitis" to a reaction to drugs you are taking, irritants in your environment, or a whole host of other causes. It is best to consult a dermatologist if it continues to concern you.
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Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Probably not: While possible, bumps that tend to come and go are generally not cancer. Skin cancer lesions tend to grow.
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Dermatology 22 years experience
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Last updated Apr 24, 2019
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