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Red spot on forearm, want to know if it something bad.

I have a cirkle formed spot on my forearm, it is ca 1 centimerer in diameter and does not hurt/itch, but it has been there for I think almost a year now.
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There are some things you should look for in determining whether or not it's skin cancer -

https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/learn-about-skin-cancer/detect/what-to-look-for

A = Asymmetry
One half is unlike the other half.
     
B = Border
An irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.
     
C = Color
Is varied from one area to another; has shades of tan, brown or black, or is sometimes white, red, or blue.
     
D = Diameter
Melanomas are usually greater than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, but they can be smaller.

E = Evolving
A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.

However, just because it may not be skin cancer (and I have no way of knowing that or not), it doesn't mean it isn't something that needs to be treated. You should definitely have a doctor take a look to be on the safe side.

Let us know what happens.

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Have it evaluated by a Dermatologist.  Very easy to misread cancer warning signs.  I had what I thought was a round red pimple that would not go away and it turned out to be Squamous Cell skin cancer that had to be surgically removed.
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