Skin Cancer (cont.)
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A basal cell carcinoma (BCC) usually looks like a raised, smooth, pearly bump on the sun-exposed skin of the head, neck, or shoulders.
A squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is commonly a well-defined, red, scaling, thickened patch on sun-exposed skin.
The majority of malignant melanomas are brown to black pigmented lesions.
The following easy-to-remember guideline, "ABCD," is useful for identifying malignant melanoma:
Michael S Lehrer, MD
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