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Skin Cancer

Is it skin cancer?

07/29/2008

Question:

I have a small sore on the side of my nose. It has been there for at least a month, maybe more. The thing that is worrying me is that it is not healing, but at the same time it is not growing. Could it be skin cancer?

Answer:

Skin cancer may often present as a sore that does not not heal. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care physician or a dermatologist.

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Response by:

Jeremy S Bordeaux, MD, MPH Jeremy S Bordeaux, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University