Senior woman

If you have ever noticed a new dark spot on your skin, you may have wondered if it is simply a sign of aging or something more serious. As older adult’s skin can be sensitive, it is important to guard against skin damage that can lead to skin cancer, and to also ensure any new spots are not more than the normal outer signs of aging.

What is Melanoma – The Difference between Age Spots and Skin Cancer

An age spot is a brown lesion on the skin. This type of spot may be annoying, but it is harmless. While melanoma also causes brown spots on the skin it, on the other hand, is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and needs to be shown to a doctor immediately.

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