7 Skin Cancer Symptoms You Might Not Catch ...

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After 22 biopsies since my early 20s, I’ve become hyper vigilant about skin cancer symptoms.

You probably know that a funny looking mole warrants a check by the dermatologist, but there are plenty of other skin cancer symptoms that you might not be aware of.

That’s why I put together this list.

If I can help you spot a potential problem, I’ll feel great and so will you.

Anytime you have something weird going on with your skin, you should definitely get it looked at right away.

1. Dry Skin Patches

Most people suffer from dry skin at one point or other in their lifetime, but if you have a dry patch of skin that comes and goes or comes and stays, you may have an early skin cancer.

See – it’s not always a mole that indicates a problem.

Though less serious than melanoma, this is one of the skin cancer symptoms that does need treatment before it progresses.

2. Sudden Bleeding

Maybe your skin starts bleeding or you bleed a lot with a simple injury.

These are symptoms of other health issues, but in some cases, this can indicate skin cancer.

So if you have the problem and it persists for several weeks, it’s time to make an appointment with your dermatologist.

Even if it’s not your skin, you could discover something else that needs treatment.

3. Color Changes

Changes to the pigmentation of your skin can also indicate a problem.

If you notice patches of skin that slowly or rapidly change color, you definitely want to get the issue checked out right away.

Because skin cancer alters the cellular make-up of your skin, it can sometimes manifest itself as changes in the colors on your body.

4. Streaks under Your Nails

You might be surprised to find out that melanoma can crop up under your finger and toenails.

If you notice the appearance of a brown or black line or dot under any of your nails, have it looked at.

I once had this issue on one of my toenails.

Fortunately, it was just dried blood after banging my foot pretty hard, but it could be dangerous too, so have it checked out to be sure.

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