Signs and Symptoms of Skin Cancer

We appreciate your time in reading the signs and symptoms of skin cancer. Amanda Hullett, PA-C and our Dermatologist Health Professionals are passionate about all ages, tones, and conditions. 

The skin organ is our largest and we treat each condition by order of medical urgency and safety, however, all equally.  Click to Schedule an Appointment ~ See the Difference with Us

Childhood sun exposure is present skin damage; protect future skin with SPF30 everyday.

Spot Check Concerns from Previous Sun Burn and Damage

Head-to-Toe Skin Cancer Screenings - performed annually and up to 4 times a year post-surgery

Mole Changes


Read the below signs and symptoms, click on subject to learn more. 





Basal Cell Carcinoma

  • Flat, firm, pale or yellow areas, similar to a scar
  • Raised reddish patches that might be itchy
  • Small, pink or red, translucent, shiny, pearly bumps, might have blue, brown, or black areas
  • Pink growths with raised edges and a lower area in their center, which might contain abnormal blood vessels spreading out like the spokes of a wheel

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  • Open sores (may have oozing or crusted areas) that don’t heal, or that heal and then come back
  • Rough or scaly red patches, which might crust or bleed
  • Raised growths or lumps, sometimes with a lower area in the center
  • Open sores (may have oozing or crusted areas) that don’t heal, or that heal and then come back
  • Wart-like growths

Actinic Keratosis is considered a precancer because if left alone, it could develop into a skin cancer, most often the second most common form of the disease, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

  • Rough, dry or scaly patch of skin


  • A sore that doesn’t heal
  • Spread of pigment from the border of a spot into surrounding skin
  • Redness or a new swelling beyond the border of the mole
  • Change in sensation, such as itchiness, tenderness, or pain
  • Change in the surface of a mole – scaliness, oozing, bleeding, or a lump or bump