Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

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Suspicious looking lesions that are painful or itchy should raise concerns for non-melanoma skin cancers, according to research from Temple University School of Medicine. A review of medical records of 268 patients with confirmed skin cancer lesions between 2010 and 2011 and subsequent interviews revealed that more than one-third of the skin cancer lesions itched, and a little less than 30% were painful. Many of the participants reported their lesions were both itchy and painful. The study author hopes the study will encourage the development of a ranking scale to help clinicians determine whether patients may have skin cancer.

Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
WEDNESDAY July 23, 2014, 2014 -- Painful or itchy skin lesions could be a warning sign of skin cancer, researchers report. "Patients sometimes have multiple lesions that are suspicious looking, and those that are itchy or painful should raise high concerns for non-melanoma skin cancers," study author Dr.
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