Basal cell carcinoma is a cancer that grows on parts of your skin that get a lot of sun. It's the least risky type of skin cancer. As long as we catch it early, we can be cured.

This cancer is unlikely to spread from Our skin to other parts of our body, but it can move nearby into bone or other tissue under our skin. Several treatments can keep that from happening and get rid of the cancer.

The tumors start off as small shiny bumps, usually on our nose or other parts of our face. But we can get them on any part of our body, including trunk, legs, and arms. If we've got fair skin, we're more likely to get this skin cancer.Uploaded Image

Basal cell carcinoma usually grows very slowly and often doesn't show up for many years after intense or long-term exposure to the sun.One can get it at a younger age if we're exposed to a lot of sun or use tanning beds.


Basal cell carcinoma can look different.                                                                                                                             

  • skin growth in a dome shape that has blood vessels in it.
  •  It can be pink, brown, or black.
  •  At first, a basal cell carcinoma comes up like a small "pearly" bump that looks like a flesh-colored mole or a pimple that doesn’t go away.
  •  Sometimes these growths can look dark. Or  shiny pink or red patches that are slightly scaly.
  •  Another symptom to watch out for is a waxy, hard skin growth.
  •  Basal cell carcinomas are also fragile and can bleed easily.