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Can basal cell cancer be the same color as skin?

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Dr. Morris Westfried answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Unlikely: There is a difference in color. Between the basal cell and skin but part of the basal cell may not be readily noticeable until a biopsy and be the same colr as the skin.

Answered 1/5/2019

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Dr. Mike Bowman answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Depends...: In contrast, melanomas are typically pigmented like a freckle or mole. Basal cells are usually not pigmented (but they can be). They do have a distinct apperance: typically pearly in appearance with prominent blood vessels and sometimes ulceration. If you notice any such lesions, have them checked out.

Answered 7/22/2017

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Dr. Travis Kidner answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

Yep: It can, but usually it is raised.

Answered 4/11/2015

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Yes: Yes, it can be the same color of the regular skin and so can other skin cancers.

Answered 4/11/2015

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