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Dark spot on forearm, no pain, infection. Is this skin cancer?

Hello, I just discovered a 10mm dark spot on my forearms. It is pretty regular (symmetrical) and uniform in colour. It does not hurt, and there is no sign of infection. I had no bumps or injuries in that point, that I can remember. As it is pretty large, and not in hidden position, the fact that I just discovered suggests that it appeared rather quickly. Besides skin cancer (!), what else could it be? What should I look into, before rushing to the doctor? Anything I could do to self-diagnose? many thanks!
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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Hi ,
Thanks for writing in.
The condition you are suffering from can be amyloidosis,ashy dermatosis,melanocytic nevus tardus.

Any pain ,bleeding ,sudden growth in existing mole can point towards a malignancy or cancer.
It would be good to get an skin biopsy of the lesion to rule out cancer formation.
A visit to general practitioner or dermatologist will be helpful to take biopsy and subsequent treatment.

Hope this helps.

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Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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