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Warning: Some of the photographs shown on the following pages depict advanced forms of skin cancer that some may find disturbing.

Basal Cell Carcinoma: What it Looks Like

Melanoma: What it Looks Like

Merkel Cell Carcinoma: What it Looks Like

Squamous Cell Carcinoma: What it Looks Like


This basal cell carcinoma appears as a shiny, almost translucent nodule on the patient's nose.

Squamous cell carcinoma developed on the scalp of this fair-skinned elderly man.

This melanoma has the "ABCD" warning signs of melanoma: Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color varies, and Diameter larger than a pencil eraser - melanoma can be smaller.

If you notice a mole that differs from others, or one that changes, bleeds, or itches, see a dermatologist. (Photos used with permission of the American Academy of Dermatology National Library of Dermatologic Teaching Slides)