Basal Cell Carcinoma Warning Signs
Watch out for these five warning signs of basal cell carcinoma:
- Open Sore
Persistent, non-healing sore that bleeds, oozes or crusts that
remains open for 3 or more weeks is a common sign of an early
basal cell carcinoma.
- Reddish Patch
Irritated area or reddish patch on the chest, shoulder, arms
or legs. Sometimes this patch can crust, itch or hurt.
- Pink Growth
Pinkish growth on the skin with slightly elevated border and
crusted indentation in the center. Tiny blood vessels can sometimes
be seen as the growth enlarges.
- Shiny Bump
Bumps or nodules on the skin can appear pink, red, white, tan,
black, brown, and even translucent. In people with dark skin,
this bump can be mistaken for a mole.
- Scar-Like Area
White, yellow or waxy patch of the skin that looks like a healed
scar. This patch area often have shiny and taut skin. Scar-like
area can signal the presence of an aggressive case of basal