Doctor Warns That Itchy Skin Spot May Suggest More Investigation
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By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Skin lesions that are bothersome should send the patient to a doctor.
Dermatologists trying to determine which skin lesions need testing first should ask patients how those patches feel.
“It’s actually a very common complaint among skin cancers and lesions to have some itch and pain,” he notes.
Dr. Yosipovitch says non-melanoma skin cancers are more likely to be itchy or painful. Those types of lesions are diagnosed in two million Americans every year.