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A 48-year-old female asked:

I have a lesion on my chest that is 1 cm in size irregular borders ,dry and scaling. i am fair and freckled skinned with a lot of sun exposure.

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a dermatologist: The lesion you describe has 2 red flag signs: size greater than 6 mm and irregular borders. Dryness and scaling of the lesion are possible warning signs of actinic keratosis ( a possible precursor of cancer) or skin cancer. Please see a dermatologist for examination and appropriate treatment.

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