Skin cancer usually develops on skin exposed to the sun – the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms and hands, and on the legs in women.But,also can occur on areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight – your palms, beneath your fingernails or toenails, and your genital area.Early detection of skin cancer gives you the greatest chance for positive skin cancer treatment.Melanoma is a cancer that develops in pigment cells. Most melanomas begin as a new skin growth on unmarked skin. The growth may change color, shape, or size.Melanoma can pop up anywhere on the body.But,usually occurs on the upper back in men and women and on the legs in women.
Warning Signs of Skin Cancer you Must Know 1. One half of the mole or skin growth doesn’t match the other half.
2. The edges are ragged, notched, or blurred.
3. The color is not the same throughout the mole.
4.The mole or skin growth is larger than the size of a pencil eraser.
5.There is a change in the size, shape, symptoms (such as itching or tenderness), surface (especially bleeding), or color of a mole.
If you notice any changes to your skin that worry you should visit your doctor.Not all skin changes are caused by skin cancer. Your doctor will investigate your skin changes to determine a cause.