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Pink spot on thigh that is very dry only itches if I touch it. When I rub over it I can feel it's a little raised. Hoping not skin cancer ?

Pink spot on thigh that is very dry only itches if I touch it. When I rub over it I can feel it's a little raised. Hoping not skin cancer ?

See your derm: Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. While skin cancers in 25 year olds are not common it does happen occasionally. Remember to protect your skin by limiting your exposure to UV radiation and when you are out wear sunscreen and cover up as much as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Does asymmetrical and sometimes itching mole necessarily indicate skin cancer?

Does asymmetrical and sometimes itching mole necessarily indicate skin cancer?

See you derm: This are signs that the lesion should be evaluated by your friendly dermatologist as these may be a sign of something more serious. ...Read more

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Does skin cancer itch?

Does skin cancer itch?

It can: Certain skin cancers, basal cell can instill an inflammatory respond in the surrounding skin which can "itch." best to see a doctor if you have a questions. ...Read more

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Skin itch ? I have one small spot on my upper back that I he's like crazy for a few months. Should I have it checked for skin cancer

Skin itch ? I have one small spot on my upper back that I he's like crazy for a few months. Should I have it checked for skin cancer

Get checked, yes.: Any change in the skin is worth getting checked to be safe. Itching can be a sign, but does not mean cancer for sure. Only an exam and biopsy can tell. See http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/skin-cancer/about/skin-cancer-symptoms ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more