Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. Starting in the cells at the base of the skin, this cancer grows slowly and rarely spreads.
Symptoms of Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Small, raised bump that is shiny or pearly (may have small blood vessels in it)
- Small, flat spot that is scaly, irregularly shaped and pale, pink or red
- A spot that bleeds easily and briefly, then heals and appears to go away only to bleed again in a few weeks
- Growth with raised edges, a lower area in the center, and brown, blue or black spots