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Worried I might have skin cancer? One pink spot looks like a bite but wont go away

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

Sometimes, it is not easy to differentiate a small basal cell carcinoma.
Many times, it looks pinkish-just exactly the same as your skin color.If the spot/growth does not go away, bring it up to your doctor and your doctor can refer you to a dermatologist for better evaluation. Good luck.

In brief: See your doctor

Sometimes, it is not easy to differentiate a small basal cell carcinoma.
Many times, it looks pinkish-just exactly the same as your skin color.If the spot/growth does not go away, bring it up to your doctor and your doctor can refer you to a dermatologist for better evaluation. Good luck.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Have it checked out

Any spot on the skin which looks abnormal and won't heal up in a reasonable amount of time (2 weeks or so) should be checked out.
It may be nothing, but the sooner a cancer is caught, the better the chance of cure.

In brief: Have it checked out

Any spot on the skin which looks abnormal and won't heal up in a reasonable amount of time (2 weeks or so) should be checked out.
It may be nothing, but the sooner a cancer is caught, the better the chance of cure.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

A pink spot is not likely to be skin cancer, but you should see a dermatologist if it has not gone away.

In brief: See a doctor

A pink spot is not likely to be skin cancer, but you should see a dermatologist if it has not gone away.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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