What do early stages of skin cancer look like?
The Dangers of Skin Cancer
The Early Stages of Skin Cancer
Regular skin examination can help you spot these early clues. If you see anything suspicious or observe unusual appearances in your skin, we can help you get the right diagnosis and treatment immediately. Some forms of cancer in the skin can be life-threatening and spread without being given urgent attention.
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Learn the ABCDE’s of Skin Cancer
A is for Asymmetry
B is for Border
C is for Color
D is for Diameter
E is for Evolving
Where Skin Cancer Develops
Skin cancer develops primarily on areas of sun-exposed skin, including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms and hands, and on the legs in women. But it can also form on areas that rarely see the light of day — your palms, beneath your fingernails or toenails, and your genital area.
Skin cancer affects people of all skin tones, including those with darker complexions. When melanoma occurs in people with dark skin tones, it’s more likely to occur in areas not normally exposed to the sun, such as the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
Make an appointment with us if you notice any changes to your skin that worry you. Not all skin changes are caused by skin cancer. We will investigate your skin changes to determine a cause.