Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma may look only slightly different than normal skin. The cancer may appear as skin bump or growth that is:
  • Pearly or waxy
  • White or light pink
  • Flesh-colored or brown

In some cases the skin may be just slightly raised or even flat. You may have:

  • A skin sore that bleeds easily
  • A sore that does not heal
  • Oozing or crusting spots in a sore
  • Appearance of a scar-like sore without having injured the area
  • Irregular blood vessels in or around the spot
  • A sore with a depressed (sunken) area in the middle

Basal cell carcinoma is treated with Mohs micrographic surgery.  Click here for more information on this procedure:
Mohs Micrographic Surgery