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.

    Open sore  Persistent sore

  • Reddish Patch
    Irritated area or reddish patch on the chest, shoulder, arms or legs. Sometimes this patch can crust, itch or hurt.

    Reddish patch  Irritated patch

  • 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.

    Pink growth  Pinkish growth

  • 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.

    Shiny bump  Skin nodule
  • 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 cell carcinoma.

    Scar-like area  Scar-like patch

See also:
Basal Cell Carcinoma Overview
Basal Cell Carcinoma Pictures

Warning Signs of Basal Cell Carcinoma
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