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pink scab skin cancer?

I noticed a pink scab about half the size of a dime on my sholder. I first noticed it a week ago, the day after i went to a tanning bed. Although I am not positive when it popped up, I know it wasn't long before i first noticed it. Maybe a couple days at the most. Before that, there was no bump or discoloration at all. The scab has remained since then, unchanging as far as i can tell. It is not itchy unless i touch it. It does not hurt. The skin is rough just like a scab but it is pinker then my normal skin color. I am going to make a doctor appointment as soon I get signed up for insurance but would like some feedback beforehand. Someone said it may be eczema since it itches. I have not been out of the sun much at all in the past year. I have gone to the tanning bed maybe 3 times in the past 6 months. I am however fair skinned and blonde with freckles. I do not burn as easy as others do with fair skin however.
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563773 tn?1374250139
Hello,
You have not mentioned your age, but this pink scab needs to be biopsied and seborrheic keratosis ruled out. Seborrheic keratosis is a benign skin growth and the cause is exactly not known but sunlight and hereditary predisposition have been proposed.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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