Our expert says:
You probably do not have to be concerned. Signs of skin cancer:
A new, possibly large, irregularly shaped, dark brownish spot with darker or black areas.
A simple mole that changes in color (particularly turning darker), size (growing), or texture (becoming firmer), and/or flakes or bleeds.
A suspicious change in an existing mole or spot.
A lesion with an irregular border and red, white, blue, gray, or bluish-black areas or spots.
Shiny, firm, dome-shaped bumps anywhere on the body.
Dark lesions under the fingernails or toenails, on the palms, soles, tips of fingers and toes, or on mucous membranes (skin that lines the mouth, nose, vagina, and anus).
A sore that doesn't heal within two weeks.
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