Do you know what skin cancer looks like?

Checking your body for skin cancer may not be as easy as you think. Here's what you should look for

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Know the signs of skin cancer

You’ve likely been told to look out for moles that change colour or size, but many more common types of skin cancer don’t look like moles at all, but red sores, wart-like bumps or scaly patches. “We tell people to look for anything new, or anything that doesn’t heal after a while,” explains Dr. Cheryl Rosen, a dermatologist at Toronto Western Hospital. Read on to learn about the various types of skin cancers, what they look like and how they’re treated.

 

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