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Skin cancer | These 5 spots can be dangerous

Is that just a harmless birthmark or is it something malicious?

There are two types of skin cancer - black (malignant melanoma) and white (basal cancer, squamous cell cancer, actinic keratosis). Here you can see what these skin changes look like. If in doubt, go to the doctor.

Malignant melanoma

It often arises from noticeable moles, does not hurt or itch. But it's very aggressive. So keep an eye on your moles.

If they are discolored, have irregular edges, or are growing excessively, see a doctor immediately. The melanoma is removed by surgery.

Basal cancer

It can be veined, knotty or scaly.

Warning signs are e.g. B. Bleeding from an otherwise inconspicuous skin change.

80% of this form of white skin cancer occurs on the head and neck. The tumors can easily be removed surgically.

Squamous cell cancer

It forms small, painless lumps or red, scaly patches.

It is the second most common malignant tumor of the skin and occurs primarily on the nose, lower lip and auricle. It can be removed by surgery.

Actinic keratoses

They are mainly caused by sunlight (UV radiation). Can be recognized by reddened, firmly adhering corneal deposits that cause tension or pressure.

Typical areas are bald head, forehead, nose and cleavage.

Ten percent of the cases become deeply entangled cancer.

Moles / birthmarks

Both terms mean the same thing: dark, sometimes raised spots all over the body.

They arise when pigment cells accumulate in groups in the skin. They are inherently benign, should they change, see a doctor!

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