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Non-cancerous skin spots and lumps
Skin Cancer Overviews
Basal Cell Skin Cancer
Squamous Cell Skin Cancer
Actinic Keratosis
Melanoma Skin Cancer
Cut and Scrape Care
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Foot and Leg Ulcers

Non-cancerous skin spots and lumps

  1. Photos of non-cancerous skin spots and lumps from University of California Davis's second year medical school dermatology course
  2. Epidermal inclusion cysts Loyola University Medical Education Network; epidermal inclusion cysts are relatives of acne. They are balloon-like collections of skin cells below the skin surface. Normally, the outer layer of skin cells continually die and are replaced by deeper cells. The dead outer skin cells fall off and get washed away. The dead outer skin cells in an epidermal inclusion cyst have no where to go so they accumulate inside the cyst and can become infected. Epidermal inclusion cysts occasionally come back after they are removed.
  3. Lipomas Loyola University Medical Education Network; lipomas are common non-cancerous fatty growths. No one knows why people get lipomas.
  4. Common non-cancerous moles Loyola University Medical Education Network
  5. Moles American Academy of Dermatology
  6. Seborrheic keratoses Loyola University Medical Education Network. Seborrheic keratoses are non-cancerous colored spots that are common as we grow older. They are not precancerous. They can be confused with melanomas because of their dark color.
  7. Warts Loyola University Medical Education Network; warts are caused by infection with the human papilloma virus

Skin cancer overviews

  1. Harvard University Well-Connected Aging Skin: Blemishes and Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
  2. National Cancer Institute Skin cancer
  3. MedlinePlus skin cancer links
  4. Skin Cancer Resources Network skin cancer links
  5. University of California Davis Skin tumor atlas from a core course in dermatology for second year medical students includes actinic keratoses, basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer and melanoma

Basal cell skin cancer

Basal cell cancers are common skin cancers caused by exposure to the sun. Basal cell cancers are almost 100% curable with surgical removal. Occasionally, basal cell cancers come back even after complete removal.
  1. Basal cell skin cancer photographs Loyola University Medical Education Network

Squamous cell skin cancer

Squamous cell cancers are common skin cancers that are usually cured by surgical removal. Occasionally, squamous cell cancers come back or spread to nearby lymph glands even after complete removal. Squamous cell skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun.
  1. Squamous cell cancer Loyola University Medical Education Network
  2. Squamous cell carcinoma in situ, squamous cell cancer that has not yet started to spread Loyola University Medical Education Network

Actinic keratosis

Actinic keratoses are forerunners of squamous cell skin cancer. Actinic keratoses usually arise in sun-damaged skin.
  1. Actinic keratosis, a common precancerous spot caused by sun exposure Loyola University Medical Education Network


Melanoma is a serious skin cancer that can spread to lymph glands, liver, lungs and brain.
  1. Melanoma Well-Connected Harvard University
  2. Melanoma and dysplastic (precancerous) moles National Cancer Institute
  3. Melanoma Patients' Information Page, an extremely comprehensive melanoma resource, including a staging calculator, stage specific information, news, online support, established by the Pattersons of Cloverdale, California, in memory of Mrs. Patterson's sister, Cindy, who died of metastatic melanoma from a mole which was removed but not examined under the microscope to test for cancer
  4. How to Recognize a Melanoma tutorial for second year medical students at University of California Davis
  5. Melanoma photos University of California Davis
  6. Melanoma photos Loyola University Medical Education Network

Cut and Scrape Care

  1. Lacerations (Cuts) And Abrasions (Scrapes) Allen Lawrence, M.A., M.D., Ph.D. Lisa Lawrence, M.S., Ph.D.
  2. Lacerations (Cuts) of the Skin advice for children MDAdvice
  3. Managing Abrasions and Lacerations detailed instructions for physicians by Aaron Rubin, MD The Physician and Sportsmedicine


  1. Burns description, first aid and rehabilitation, University of Utah Health Sciences Center
  2. Burn Care Spanish language , University of Utah Health Sciences Center
  3. Outpatient Burn Rehabilitation University of Colorado

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

  1. Diabetic foot ulcer Wound Care Information Network
  2. Diabetic foot care American Diabetes Association
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital Joslin Diabetes Center Managing Diabetes
  4. Harvard University Well-Connected Type 1 Diabetes , Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetes diet
  5. US FDA Food and Drug Administration Diabetes Information

Foot and leg ulcers

  1. Venous ulcers
    1. Venous Stasis Dermatitis US government MedLinePlus
    2. Jobst® pressure stockings
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Aging Skin

Itchy, Dry Scaly Skin Harvard University's Well-Connected


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