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Can basal cell cancer be the same color as skin?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Devon Webster
Yes, they can be the same color as your skin.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

Yes, it can be the same color of the regular skin and so can other skin cancers.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yep

It can, but usually it is raised.

In brief: Yep

It can, but usually it is raised.
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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