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What early signs of skin cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Classic is a sore

That does not heal for the squamous and basal types, and a new variegated colored mole that grows outwardly and upward.
Bleeding from either tells you to hurry up and get it taken care of.

In brief: Classic is a sore

That does not heal for the squamous and basal types, and a new variegated colored mole that grows outwardly and upward.
Bleeding from either tells you to hurry up and get it taken care of.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: ABCD's

Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma.
Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body.

In brief: ABCD's

Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma.
Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Enlarging skin bumps

They can take a variety of different appearances depending on what type of cancer.
Melanoma is the most aggressive, see the pic i attached. Squamous cells are scaly and can ulcerate if large. Basal cells are "pearly" and also can ulcerate and bleed. If you have concern for an enlarging spot on your skin, have it looked at by your md or dermatologist for evaluation and possible biopsy (in office.

In brief: Enlarging skin bumps

They can take a variety of different appearances depending on what type of cancer.
Melanoma is the most aggressive, see the pic i attached. Squamous cells are scaly and can ulcerate if large. Basal cells are "pearly" and also can ulcerate and bleed. If you have concern for an enlarging spot on your skin, have it looked at by your md or dermatologist for evaluation and possible biopsy (in office.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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