"Skin cancer usually develops on skin areas exposed to sunlight, such as the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, hands and legs, " said Dr. Robert Weiss, president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).
Skin cancer can also develop in skin areas not exposed to sun sina. " It can also occur in areas that are frequently exposed to sunlight, including the back, scalp, armpits, genitals, palms of hands, soles of the feet and between the toes and hands. " He added, as quoted from sheknows.com.
Skin cancer can appear suddenly or develop slowly, and each type has a characteristic appearance. Signs and symptoms of skin cancer include :
1. Skin changes, especially in size or color, for example the growth of pigmented mole or other dark.
2. Skin peeling, bleeding, or change the appearance of any bumps on the skin.
3. Moles with pigmentation (color) which is not usual.
4. Itchy skin, pain or illness.