Basal cell carcinoma - Charlotte, NC

Identifying basal cell carcinoma Basal cell carcinoma, also known as BCC, is the skin cancer that most people are at the greatest risk. Every skin cancer is serious, but the saving grace with regard to BCC is that it is easy to detect early. Early detection means greatly increases the chances that the skin cancer can be treated and removed before it has a chance to spread. We think it is crucial that you know the most common warning signs of basal cell skin cancer: An open sore that bleeds easily A skin growth that is somewhat dome shaped that is typically pink or skin-colored. Can also be have flecks of brown or black in the growth. Appearance can be subtle, as the cancerous lesion grows slowly. Eventually takes on the form of an open sore that crusts over and tends to bleed easily. A shiny scar Sometimes basal cell carcinoma presents as a bump or a nodule that has a pearly sheen. These nodules can be many colors, including white, pink, red, black, tan or brown. Because of this coloration, these bumps are sometimes confused with moles. They are waxy feeling, and a hardened growth that looks like a…

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