- April 10, 2017
- Posted by: chioma
- Category: Healthy Living, Skin care
They are main 3 types of skin cancers namely: melanoma (including nodular melanoma), basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. most time, they skin cancers form in places usually exposed to the sun, and some few places slightly exposed to the sun, in men, skin cancer could be found in legs, trunk, arms, face and neck.
research shows, that a large amount of skin cancer located in the neck are usually found among men, mostly caused by UN-sterilized clipper, shaving blade and a-lot more, in most cases it could be from fake body cream, expired body cream and some other environmental and biological factor.
Skin cancer, doesn’t all come in a day they come with signs and symptoms and in this, article we shall learn about 10 warning signs of skin cancer.
10 signs of skin cancer symptoms
#1 – A spot or sore
Spots and sores are common. But if you have one that doesn’t heal within 4 weeks, get it checked.
#2 – Ulcer
Look out for an area of skin that’s broken down (an ulcer) and doesn’t heal within 4 weeks, and you can’t think of a reason for this change.
#3 – A lump
This might be small, slow growing, shiny and pink or red.
#4 – Red patches on your skin
These red patches could also be itchy. This could be due to other non cancerous skin conditions. But get it checked to make sure.
#5 – An irritated area
A reddish patch or irritated area, frequently occurring on the face, chest, shoulders, arms, or legs. Sometimes the patch crusts
#6 – A Shinny Bump or nodule
A shiny bump or nodule that is pearly or clear and is often pink, red, or white. The bump can also be tan, black, or brown, especially in dark-haired people
#7 – A Pink Growth
A pink growth with a slightly elevated rolled border and a crusted indentation in the center.
#8 – A scar like Area
A scar-like area that is white, yellow or waxy, and often has poorly defined borders; the skin itself appears shiny and taut.
#9 – new Border on your skin
Typically, non-cancerous moles have smooth, even borders. Melanoma lesions usually have irregular borders that are difficult to define.
#10 – Diameter of scar
Melanoma lesions are often greater than 6 millimeters in diameter (approximately the size of a pencil eraser).