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Skin Cancer Symptoms Directory
Skin cancer is usually noticed when a mole changes size, color, shape, or texture, or when a skin wound does not heal. Skin cancer may appear as a dark, multi-colored spot, a spot with irregular borders, shiny bumps, or a large mole. Some carcinomas may appear smooth, shiny, and could be pearly, red, purple, blue, or brown. If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor right away to have the skin spot examined. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about symptoms of skin cancer, the ABCDEs of melanoma, and much more.
Skin cancer that has spread to other places in your body is called metastatic, or advanced, melanoma.
Skin Cancer Basics
From symptoms to prevention, get the basics on skin cancer from the experts at WebMD.
Skin Cancer Symptoms
Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of skin cancer.
Symptoms of Actinic Keratosis
WebMD's guide to the symptoms of actinic keratosis, a skin disorder caused by sun exposure.
Slideshows & Images
Picture of Skin Cancer
Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma have been linked to chronic sun exposure, typically in fair-skinned people who work outside. Melanoma is associated with infrequent but excessive sunbathing that causes scorching sunburn.
Slideshow: Precancerous Skin Lesions and Skin Cancer
Like many cancers, skin cancers -- including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma -- start as precancerous lesions. These precancerous lesions are changes in skin that are not cancer, but could become cancer over time. Learn to spot the early warning signs of skin cancer. It can be cured if it's found and treated early.
Slideshow: What Really Happens When You Get a Sunburn?
From sunburn to wrinkles to skin cancer, including melanoma, see how getting too much sun can take a toll on your skin.