Symptoms of Skin Cancers

Last modified on June 21st, 2018

Symptoms of Skin Cancers

Skin cancer symptoms vary from person to person. These symptoms may include:

  • Changes on the skin, such as a new spot or one that changes in size, shape or color.
  • A sore that doesn’t heal.
  • A spot or sore that changes in sensation, itchiness, tenderness or pain.
  • A small, smooth, shiny, pale or waxy lump.
  • A firm red lump that may bleed or develop a crust.
  • A flat red spot that is rough, dry or scaly.

It is important that you seek medical advice If you notice any of these symptoms lasting 2 weeks or more.

A biopsy of the suspicious lesion will confirm the diagnosis of skin cancer. Your surgeon will remove a small amount of tissue from the affected area and this will be looked at by one of our specialist pathologists.