By Jen Singer
Skin cancers don’t all look alike. You can study the warning signs for the three most common types, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, on The Skin Cancer Foundation website. But occasionally a skin cancer develops that may seem like it’s something else that’s not a big deal. Early detection of skin cancer can save your skin and, in some cases, even your life. Watch for these clues, and if something doesn’t heal, is growing or just doesn’t seem right, see a dermatologist right away.
Jen Singer is a health writer based near New York City.