Category Archives: skin cancer of the day

First melanoma this week…






What does a melanoma look like ? What you should watch out for ? Irregular shape (not round or oval) Irregular colour (different shades of brown or red)

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Skin cancer on the lip…






Two weeks ago, I showed this patient’s skin cancer on the lip as an example of a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on his lip. The cancer was removed and the pathology showed that it was a basal (not squamous) cell … Continue reading

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Subtlety






Sometimes a skin cancer could be quite subtle in appearance. The reddish flat mark on this patient’s upper lip (near the centre of the photograph) is a skin cancer. It is a basal cell carcinoma (BCC). (click on the image … Continue reading

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Cancer of the day…on the lip






This is a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on the lip. Both sun exposure and smoking are major risk factors for SCC on the lip. Treatment usually involves a wedge excision, meaning that a full-thickness, triangular, piece of the lip is … Continue reading

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skin cancer of the day…






Does Asian get skin cancer ? Yes, they do. Given enough sun damage, especially during childhood, any one could get skin cancer later in life. This is a basal cell carcinoma (BCC)  above the right eyebrow of an Asian patient. … Continue reading

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