Two weeks ago I went to the dermatologist to have a very small growth on the back of my neck checked out. The symptoms - I had scratched it earlier this summer during mosquito season and it took a long time to heal. It didn't go away over several months and my husband described it as "pink lump". It wasn't there last March when I had a full body skin check which I am trying to do at least every 18 months.
The doctor decided to biopsy it as it looked like it could possibly be a basal cell carcinoma. It turned out not to be fortunately. In the past I have had precancerous lesions removed from my nose so I am always cautious.
Have you had a skin checkup lately?