Signs of skin cancer
There are characteristic symptoms for each type of skin cancer, but each of them is characterized by the following symptoms:
1) pain in the area of formation, which may increase with pressure;
2) burning and itching;
3) bleeding and ulceration;
4) discoloration of the skin;
5) oreness and enlargement of lymph nodes near the tumor;
6) compaction of the skin area.
7 non-obvious signs of skin cancer
The appearance of pink spots on the skin always indicates any disorders in the body. In some cases, this may also be a consequence of cancer. In any case, it is important to consult a dermatologist to rule out a dangerous diagnosis.
The appearance of small scars, regardless of whether there were wounds and other skin injuries in their place, should alert and prompt the idea of an urgent consultation with a specialist.
Small round neoplasms on the skin, resembling pearls that appear on the face (eyelids, nose wings, etc.) - can be malignant neoplasms. They belong to the group of basal cell tumors, which originate from basal skin cells. A distinctive feature of such a cancer is the fact that it almost never metastases.
Areas of hyperpigmentation, that is, darkening of the skin, including under the nails, may be a sign of a malignant neoplasm. Women who wear nail polish on a regular basis, it is not difficult to skip this process, so it is necessary to inspect the fingers during the manicure.
The following non-obvious sign is more typical for men, especially those suffering from loss of stripes and peeling of the scalp. The appearance of extensive foci of pink color with peeling on the surface and bleeding wounds should alert. This may be a clear sign of the onset of actinic keratosis and, as a consequence, squamous cell carcinoma.
A diagnostically alarming sign is the appearance of ulcers on the skin that are not prone to healing. It is believed that normally the ulcer is delayed for a month. If this does not happen, and the ulcer is prone to bleeding and the formation of bumps, it makes sense to show it to a dermatologist.
And finally, imaginary or false bite marks may appear on the skin. Unfortunately, they are often missed, blaming them on real bug bites or mosquitoes. However, imaginary bites are not prone to healing, they remain on the skin for a long time, while not accompanied by itching.