Health Tip: Don't Ignore Changes in Skin Color
(HealthDay News) -- You should never ignore a change in skin color, especially if you have cancer, the American Cancer Society says.
A change in skin color typically means something's wrong in the body. In people with cancer, it can be due to factors including tumor growth, sun exposure or a side effect of treatment, the society says.
Here is the organization's list of changes to watch for:
- Yellowish skin or the whites of the eyes (jaundice). This may indicate an issue with the liver.
- Bruises or areas of blue or purple skin that have no known cause.
- Pale or blue-tinged skin, lips or nail beds.
- Redness or rash.
- Swelling in an area that's discolored.