Horrible term “ugly duckling’. We all know that it refers to the one that stands out as looking not as nice as the others surrounding it. That is why skin doctors term unusual spots on the skin as “the ugly duckling”. Those spots that stand out as not being the same as others but different- where all the others are white but it is black; OR all the others as black but one that is white- just different. These spots are often melanomas or another form of skin cancer. Melanomas are aggressive skin cancers that are lethal if not picked up early. As suggested by the name they are made up of melanin and are cancers of melanocytes which are the cells responsible for the colour of your skin
Have you got an ‘ugly duckling’? If you do, then you need to book in for a spot check ASAP. Call Revive 0n 3801 5824 for an appointment with one of our 2 excellent skin cancer specialists.