Signs & symptoms
The appearance of new growth, a wound that will not heal or a change in the look or texture of an existing mole or beauty mark can be a sign of precancer.
Here are a few examples of symptoms related to skin cancer:
- A hard red lump
- A smooth or shiny bump or indentation
- Areas exposed to the sun are more likely to develop cancer. However, cancer can occur on any part of the body, even on the lips (actinic cheilitis)
- All can lead to skin cancer
Solution & treatement
CO2 laser resurfacing is extremely precise and reduces the risk of scarring.
Although it is possible to deal with simple methods such as liquid nitrogen or some chemotherapy creams (Effudex or Aldara), the CO2 laser is the only method that insures the simultaneous diagnosis via biopsy (for an isolated or few lesions only).