A change on the skin is the most common sign of skin cancer. This may be a new growth, a sore that doesn't heal, or a change in an old growth. Not all skin cancers look the same. Usually, skin cancer is not painful.
Common symptoms of basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer include:
- A lump that is small, smooth, shiny, pale, or waxy
- A lump that is firm and red
- A sore or lump that bleeds or develops a crust or a scale
- A flat red spot that is rough, dry, or scaly and may become itchy or tender
- A red or brown patch that is rough and scaly