10 Basal Cell Carcinoma Symptoms

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2. A Raised Pink Growth

Another telling sign is an unusual pink or red growth with a rough, jagged border and a crusty depression in the center.3Basal Cell Carcinoma Warning Signs and Images. The Skin Cancer Foundation, 4 Jan 2021, www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/basal-cell-carcinoma/bcc-warning-signs-images/. These growths are typically quite small and can vary in size and color dependent on skin type.

Over time, the growth may develop a spiderweb of minute blood vessels. The blood vessels burst quite easily, making the growths prone to bleeding. A pink or red growth that could possibly be a basal cell carcinoma is easily identifiable by its crater-like center.

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