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Aging spots - should you be concerned

Aging spots, also called liver spots, are very common and are usually nothing to worry about.

Always let your health care provider know if you have any new or unusual spots. Skin cancers may have many different appearances. Spots or sores related to skin cancers can be small, shiny, or waxy, scaly and rough, firm and red, crusty or bleeding, or have other features.

See also: Skin cancer

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Aging spots, also called liver spots, are very common and are usually nothing to worry about.

Always let your health care provider know if you have any new or unusual spots. Skin cancers may have many different appearances. Spots or sores related to skin cancers can be small, shiny, or waxy, scaly and rough, firm and red, crusty or bleeding, or have other features.

See also: Skin cancer

Alternative Names

Age spot concerns

References

Melanocytic nevi and neoplasms. In: James WD, Berger TG, Elston DM, eds.Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology

Update Date 4/13/2013