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What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

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Posted on Thu, 9 Jul 2015
Question: I want to know what skin cancer on the face looks like?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
May be a spot or ulcer

Detailed Answer:
Hi
thanks for your query.

Skin cancers may look like-
A spot or sore that does not heal within 4 weeks
A spot or sore that itches, hurts, is scabbed or crusty, or bleeds for more than 4 weeks
Areas where the skin has broken down (an ulcer) and doesn't heal within 4 weeks, and you can't think of a reason for this change
An ulcer is an area that is breaking down and begins to get deeper.

Hope this helps. I will be available for follow-up.
Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh (44 minutes later)
Could you show me some pictures?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
sure I can

Detailed Answer:
Please try this link below. It will show you many pictures.
http://m.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer/galleries/skin-cancer-images

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Brief Answer: May be a spot or ulcer Detailed Answer: Hi thanks for your query. Skin cancers may look like- A spot or sore that does not heal within 4 weeks A spot or sore that itches, hurts, is scabbed or crusty, or bleeds for more than 4 weeks Areas where the skin has broken down (an ulcer) and doesn't heal within 4 weeks, and you can't think of a reason for this change An ulcer is an area that is breaking down and begins to get deeper. Hope this helps. I will be available for follow-up. Regards