Skin cancer is best treated earlier – as with most types of diseases. Non-melanoma is more prevalent throughout the world. What’s the sign you have it?
The NHS explains that non-melanoma “slowly develops in the upper layers of the skin”.
Typically, the first warning sign of this type of cancer is the presence of a “lump or patch on the skin that doesn’t heal after a few weeks”.
Specifically, it is concerning if the lump or patch hasn’t healed after four weeks.
Alternatively, BCC can also look like a red, scaly patch.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
SCC accounts for 20 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers, and it starts in the cells lining the top of the epidermis.
SCC appears as a firm pink lump, which may have a flat, scaly and crusty surface.
Often tender to touch, the lump can bleed easily and may develop into an ulcer.