An irregular area of tissue inside or outside the body that may get bigger or change appearance. It may or may not be cancerous.
When to seek immediate medical care
See a healthcare professional right away if the lesion:
- Is painful.
- Easily bleeds or is inflamed.
- Becomes infected.
When to make a doctor's appointment
Make an appointment to see a healthcare professional if the lesion:
- Gets bigger.
- Is itchy or breaks the skin.
Last Updated Oct 26, 2023