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Are skin cancer spots raised or flat?


Detecting possible signs of skin cancer can be difficult. There are certain rules to follow – and of course tools like SkinVision enable you to perform self-checks. But with many possible signs and symptoms it can be hard to know if you need to go and see your doctor. One of these signs is the fact that a mole can be raised or flat: does that indicate possible skin cancer? Let’s find out.

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Where does melanoma appear?


Melanoma is the rarest yet deadliest form of skin cancer, accounting for a large majority of skin cancer deaths. If caught early, melanoma is usually easy to treat with a minor surgery. The key is knowing the warning signs and where to look before it spreads.

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Melanoma — what to look for?


Melanoma is the rarest yet deadliest form of skin cancer. If it is discovered in its early stages, it is usually highly treatable; however, if it spreads to the lymph nodes and organs, the survival rate drops dramatically. According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, the estimated five-year survival rate for stage one melanoma is 92-97%, for stage three it is approximately 40-59% and for stage 4 it drops to only 15-20%. The key is knowing what to look for to catch the cancer before it has a chance to spread. Read on to learn the main warning signs of melanoma so you know what to look for.


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Where is skin cancer found?


The short answer is that skin cancer can be found anywhere; however, certain skin cancers are more likely to occur in certain places. Below we go over where skin cancer is typically found in the most common forms of skin cancer. 

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