Leaving Skin Cancers Alone?

Video Transcript:

So here’s another “Daily Do” from your friendly local dermatologist.

All right, so a lot of people think that, “Well if I just have a little skin cancer it’s not gonna hurt me. It’s not gonna harm me. Just leave it alone.” And that is very wrong. Skin cancers can kill you, and they can kill you when they spread internally and go to other organs just like all other cancers kill you. So even those skin cancers, especially things like basal cells take a very long time to do that, they still have the potential. Squamous cells have more potential, and melanoma cancers have even more potential than the other two.

Now there are also other types of skin cancers you can get which can kill you as well. But let’s put all that aside. Guys if you have a cancer, respect it, get it taken care of. Your local dermatologist is here to help you.