Question Thanks for taking the time to read my question. Within the past month a spot on the side of my face has been darkening in coloring and growing in size. It is on the side of my face near my temple and upper cheek bone. The texture is similar to that of normal skin. I've had people comment that it looks like someone punched me in the face and I am left with a light bruise. It isn't too dark, but you can tell the spot is slowly getting larger and darker over time. I have a similar mark on the other side of my face that grew in size and color, but appeared more brown than bruised. I know you can make any decisions over the computer without a proper exam, but I was wondering if these sound like sun spots or some type of cancer to you? They appear to seem like sun spots, except that they have been changing over the last month noticeably. I am scheduled to see a dermatologist, but was wondering if you had any ideas?
Answer It is good that you are letting a dermatologist check your problem since that is the only way to go. Without an examination I can not tell you anything of value otherwise. No one can. Good luck!
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