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How can I know if I have skin cancer?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: See a dermatologist

If you have a concern about a skin lesion that is changing in appearance or is behaving differently (bleeding, ulcerating, etc.
..), then you should get it checked out by a dermatologist. A biopsy may be necessary to accurately determine whether or not you have a skin cancer.

In brief: See a dermatologist

If you have a concern about a skin lesion that is changing in appearance or is behaving differently (bleeding, ulcerating, etc.
..), then you should get it checked out by a dermatologist. A biopsy may be necessary to accurately determine whether or not you have a skin cancer.
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Skin checks

If you have a growth that is not healing, and tends to bleed on its own, you should definitely bring it to the attention of your dermatologist.
Routine self and physician skin checks help detect skin cancers early. For photos of common skin cancers, please see the following website: http://www.Aad.Org/skin-conditions/skin-cancer-detection.

In brief: Skin checks

If you have a growth that is not healing, and tends to bleed on its own, you should definitely bring it to the attention of your dermatologist.
Routine self and physician skin checks help detect skin cancers early. For photos of common skin cancers, please see the following website: http://www.Aad.Org/skin-conditions/skin-cancer-detection.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: See your derm

The best way is to undergo a complete skin examination by your friendly dermatologist.

In brief: See your derm

The best way is to undergo a complete skin examination by your friendly dermatologist.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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