Recognizing  skin cancer warning signs

You can be the first one to recognize the skin cancer warning signs. These are early signs that help you to identify skin cancer.

Most symptoms of skin cancer grow slowly. It is often ignored, making it a threat and giving it time to go from precancerous sun damage to any of the types of skin cancer.

What most people don’t realize is that the skin cancer could also begin to grow inward, to the lymph nodes and other internal organs.

It can also change from growing slow suddenly spreading fast ...and aggressively.

You can learn what to be looking for.

So when the very first skin cancer warning signs appear; that is the time to do something.

That is the time to see your dermatologist or Alternative Health professional …or maybe ...both!

What should you be looking for?

In the very initial stage (Stage O) it is precancerous. Abnormal cells have begun to grow and may just appear very subtly and innocently for a long time.

They may not even develop into skin cancer, but they are signs of skin cancer and NOW is the best time to see a professional.

These precancerous spots could be just a small rough, scaly feeling area that is almost visually unnoticed. This could be a condition called Actinic Keratosis or Solar Keratosis.

It also could appear as a very small lump on or just under the surface of the skin. That’s how mine appeared. I did not really notice anything visually, only by feeling it.

It could start from a freckle. Lot’s of people have freckles and they may remain unchanged for years and years.

A freckle may never turn into skin cancer, but when one or more do, you’re experiencing the first of the skin cancer warning signs.

There’s a guide called the Five Signs of Skin Cancer to help you know what kind of changes to be looking for.

Any Mole On Your Skin may be of concern. Again, you may have had the mole/s most of your life and they may never be a threat.

 See Cancerous Moles

The signs of skin cancer are when changes start to take place. Sometimes it’s not a bad idea just to have it removed even if it’s the slightest concern.

Any slight discoloration of your skin could also be one of the symptoms of skin cancer.

Does it start to become elevated or irregular in shape?

Does it start to grow or change in color?

Is it a translucent lump?

Does the Mole look different now? Refer to the Five Signs of Skin Cancer.

Establish a habit of doing a Self Skin Exam and if you’re over the age of 40, most definitely 50, you should start seeing a dermatologist regularly.

Learn more about moles:

Home Remedy Mole Removal
Cancerous Moles
Mole Cancers
Moles On Face

I emphasize that you do a routine Self Skin Exam and refer to the Five Signs of Skin Cancer to know what changes to look for.

When something suspicious appears, see a dermatologist or a qualified Alternative Practitioner or combine the two.

Improving your health will never hurt you, and as I experienced, it may keep it from recurring.


Links Related to Skin Cancer Warning Signs:

Skin Cancer Awareness
Five Signs of Skin Cancer
Stages of Skin Cancer
Actinic Keratosis
Solar Keratosis
Mole Cancers
Cancerous Moles
Moles On Face

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Updated July 1, 2015


Hi! My name is Nick and I’m 56 yrs. old and this is part of my story. Let me tell you, I was like a lot of people out there and I had no idea that skin cancer was anything bad. I had Basal cell back in 2007, but that was no big deal and it was removed and that was the end of that. No one told me that it was a type of skin cancer (I looked it up on my computer). But still no big deal, it would not kill me.
But I did know the word "Melanoma"....." --by Nick

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Bottom Line
The Weather Channel has done well posting this information and photos to help you spot skin cancer, including melanoma.
It can be hard to spot, even for a professional.
The bottom line is to get an expert's opinion about any suspicious mole or lesion on your skin. If necessary, get a second opinion  and/or request a biopsy. it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Don’t put your very life at risk!