View Full Version : Skin Discoloration

06-22-2008, 07:46 PM
What would cause pale patches in your skin? I try not to get over worried, but skin cancer runs in the family. So I like to check out anything of the skin that I don't know or understand. On shoulders, upper-side of arms, upper back and a little upper chest. Some of the skin is exposed to sun, rest is never. Small patches and strips. I thought maybe dry skin, but no lotion changes the discolor. Started only a few spots on upper arm a few months back. Now its in more areas. You don't notice right away, but step in the light or outside and it does. Any ideas would be helpful. I just want to make sure its nothing to be concerned about :) .

06-23-2008, 07:43 PM
Cheryl, if there's a history in your family, you should probably have it checked out by a dermatologist. Both of my parents had skin cancer (not the most serious kind, but still...) so I worry about those kind of things too. I've been thinking of doing a dematologist 'check up' to have all my skin checked out.

Let us know if you learn anything, Cheryl! Thinking about you....