Friday, June 6, 2014

What does skin cancer ?

Question : What does skin cancer look like ? I have some brown , scab-like blemishes on and around my left nipple . I was wondering if this is anything serious ? The right nipple is similarly affected , but does not look quite so bad .


Answer : It is extremely unusual to get skin cancer around a nipple . However , there is a condition called Paget’s disease which affects the nipple . It looks like eczema and bleeds easily and if you think this is what you have , then it should be treated by a specialist . There could be a simpler explanation , though . The scab-like blemishes sound as though they are an encrustation caused by skin oils . If you use a softening skin lotion they should just lift off , but if you are worried then do consult your doctor .


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