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Even though India has fewer cases of skin cancer relatively other countries in the world, there are one million or more cases found every year. Skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and squamous cell carcinoma may grow in your head and neck area - the face, lips, ears, scalp, chest, neck, hands, or legs. Besides sun-exposed areas, people often get skin cancers in their palms, finger, or toenails, or even in their genital areas.

A waxy bump, pale or dark scar-like lesion, or scabbing sores may be some early symptoms of these cancers. Early detection increases your scope of successful treatment and recovery. Sometimes, a small biopsy can entirely stop your skin cancer growth. But, in severe cases, your doctor may recommend multiple exams and procedures to determine and treat the extent of the malignancy.

Dr. Manish Goswami

Dr. Manish Goswami

Consultant - Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist in Siliguri