The Common Symptoms of Skin Cancer


Skin cancer

Skin cancer

Bringing over 10 years of experience to his work as a physician at Dermatology Consultants of Wisconsin, Dr. Steven Armus is responsible for patient care at the facility. In addition to creating business strategies that have allowed the numerous clinics he has operated to save over $1 million per year, Steven Armus also created a treatment facility for skin cancer, which is the first of its kind to also offer post-treatment cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in-house.

Skin cancer presents a number of symptoms, the most common of which are spots or sores. In most cases, such blemishes will disappear from the skin fairly quickly; however, those that persist for over four weeks are a cause for concern.

Moles also have the potential to develop. While most of these are natural consequences of exposure to the sun, you should be wary of any that feel consistently tender and are strangely shaped. Most moles are approximately circular in shape and fairly small, so look for any that are bigger than the eraser of a pencil.

In some cases, small, shiny lumps with a red or pink hue may also start to appear on the skin.
If you notice any of these symptoms you should consult a physician, who will decide whether or not you need tests.