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A highly dangerous type of melanoma that grows quickly. Can appear as a new small, round lump on the skin and may be black, brown, pink or red in colour. Usually feels firm to the touch and, over time, will begin to bleed and crust. Grows quickly and can be life threatening if not detected [...]
Not as dangerous but may spread if not treated. Spots that develop on the lips or ears have the highest risk of spreading and should be seen by a doctor immediately. Appears as a thickened red, scaly spot that may ulcerate. Grows over some months on skin most often exposed to the sun. The [...]
Most common and least dangerous skin cancer. Appears as a lump or flat area and is red or pearly in colour. May become ulcerated and bleed and fail to heal. Grows slowly, usually on the head, neck and upper torso. Basal cell Carcinoma (BCC) is by far the most common form of skin cancer. [...]
Other common benign lesions include: Solar keratosis Diffuse superficial actinic porokeratosis Seborrhoeic keratosis Benign melanocytic naevus Chondrodermatitis nodularis helices chronicus Blue naevus Benign fibrous papule Sebaceous hyperplasia Capillary haemangioma Dermatofibroma