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Some signs of head and neck cancer are:

  • Ongoing nasal congestion
  • Pain or bleeding from a lesion inside the mouth
  • Blood in the sputum
  • Hoarseness or noticeable changes in the voice
  • Significant trouble swallowing
  • Nose bleeds
  • Ongoing earache
  • A lump in the neck
  • A non-healing sore on the lips or in the mouth
  • A non-healing mole or sore on the skin

Signs of skin cancer include:

  • Discoloration or changes in a pre-existing mole
  • A sore on the skin that is discolored, crusting, ulcerated, or fails to heal 

 

A=Asymmetry

A=Asymmetry 

 One half unlike the other half.

 

B=Border 

B=Border 

 Irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.

C=Color 

C=Color 

Varied from one area to another; shades of tan and brown, black, sometimes white, red or blue. 

D=Diameter 

D=Diameter 

 Larger than 6 mm (millimeters) as a rule (approximately the diameter of a pencil eraser).

 

 

 

 
 
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