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Is this a skin cancer if red raised smooth?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
4 doctors agree

In brief: May not be

Get checked by dermatologist.

In brief: May not be

Get checked by dermatologist.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to know

It could be, but there is no way to know in this forum. If it is enlarging with time, ulcerating, bleeding, etc that would be more concerning.
Either way, get it checked out by your pcp or dermatologist.

In brief: Hard to know

It could be, but there is no way to know in this forum. If it is enlarging with time, ulcerating, bleeding, etc that would be more concerning.
Either way, get it checked out by your pcp or dermatologist.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Need examination

It's impossible to diagnose skin cancer without examination.
Skin cancer can present as various forms even if it's flat and red. There are different types of cancer such as squamous cell, basal cell, melanoma and rarely skin appendages cancer. You need to have you doctor examine you to be sure.

In brief: Need examination

It's impossible to diagnose skin cancer without examination.
Skin cancer can present as various forms even if it's flat and red. There are different types of cancer such as squamous cell, basal cell, melanoma and rarely skin appendages cancer. You need to have you doctor examine you to be sure.
Dr. Gene Wong
Dr. Gene Wong
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In brief: Skin lesion

It's not possible to give you an answer with 100% certainty.
Basal cell carcinoma can appear as you describe. However, there are several skin lesions that can look like what you describe. Having the lesion examined by a dermatologist would be your best option.

In brief: Skin lesion

It's not possible to give you an answer with 100% certainty.
Basal cell carcinoma can appear as you describe. However, there are several skin lesions that can look like what you describe. Having the lesion examined by a dermatologist would be your best option.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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