Itching, Pain On Suspicious Skin Lesions May Indicate That The Area Is Cancerous

Itching, Pain On Suspicious Skin Lesions May Indicate That The Area Is Cancerous

Research published in JAMA Dermatology suggests that “itching and pain on suspicious skin lesions may indicate that the area is cancerous.” Investigators “studied 339 laboratory-confirmed skin cancer lesions from 268 patients.” The investigators “found that nearly 37 percent of skin cancer lesions are accompanied by itching, while 28.2 percent involved pain.” Researchers found that “melanoma lesions were the least likely to be painful or itchy,” while “other skin cancers, especially basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, were more likely to be itchy or painful.

By | 2018-11-22T07:09:29+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Skin Cancer / Melanoma|0 Comments

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