Health Tip: Check for Skin Cancer
(HealthDay News) -- Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, but if caught early, it's often treatable. Performing a self-check can help identify any skin abnormalities quickly.
The Skin Cancer Foundation says you should look for these warning signs during a self-check:
Any changes or abnormalities in the skin that have grown larger and appear pearly, multicolored, translucent, tan, brown or black.
Any moles, beauty marks, birthmarks or brown spots that change in texture, become thicker, grow larger, have an irregular border, appear after you're age 21, or are larger than a pencil eraser.
Any area that continues to crust, bleed, erode or hurt.
Any open wound that doesn't heal after three weeks.