There are 3 types of skin cancer: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Melanoma. Risk factors for skin cancer are sun exposure and genetic factors. It is wise to get a full body skin check regularly as skin cancer is curable if detected early.
About Mole Check
You can examine your own skin for suspicious lesions such as a sore that doesn’t heal or bleeds easily, crusty or rough, and moles that change in size, shape or color. Any of these warning signs must be examined by a professional rapidly; Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color change or variation in color, Diameter (increase in size).
Excisions for Benign and Malignant Growths
Benign growths are noncancerous growths such as skin tags, keloids, and seborrheic keratosis.
These can be removed using a surgical procedure called an excision sometimes combined with cryotherapy. Some benign skin growths can become cancerous, which is why it's important to be examined by a board-certified dermatologist who can evaluated your skin.
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