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What are the symptoms of basal cell carcinoma?

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Dr. Barry Handler
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Symptoms

There are few symptoms of a basal cell carcinoma.
Occasionally they may bleed but usually the hallmark of a basal cell carcinoma is a skin lesion with raisd pearly borders and ulceration or a sore area in the center.

In brief: Symptoms

There are few symptoms of a basal cell carcinoma.
Occasionally they may bleed but usually the hallmark of a basal cell carcinoma is a skin lesion with raisd pearly borders and ulceration or a sore area in the center.
Dr. Barry Handler
Dr. Barry Handler
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Raised skin lesion

Usually basal cell carcinoma presents as a relatively small, round, raised, pearly skin lesion.
It can be smooth or have a small central depression. There may be a purplish or reddish color to the lesion. Usually it is isolated and single and quite slow to grow. There is rarely any pain or itching or any other sign that there is a problem. Of all skin cancers, basal cell is the least aggressive.

In brief: Raised skin lesion

Usually basal cell carcinoma presents as a relatively small, round, raised, pearly skin lesion.
It can be smooth or have a small central depression. There may be a purplish or reddish color to the lesion. Usually it is isolated and single and quite slow to grow. There is rarely any pain or itching or any other sign that there is a problem. Of all skin cancers, basal cell is the least aggressive.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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