Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCC) is the Most Common Form of skin cancer.
Basal cell cancer is abnormal, uncontrolled growths or lesions that arise in the skin’s basal cells, which line the deepest layer of the epidermis or the outermost layer of the skin.
What Does Basal Cell Skin Cancer Look Like?
BCCs often look like open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny bumps, or scars. BCC is a sore that won’t heal. It can look similar to a flesh-colored mole or can sometimes look dark.
What Causes Basal Cell Cancer?
They are usually caused by a combination of cumulative UV exposure and intense, occasional UV exposure, basal cell carcinomas can be highly disfiguring if allowed to grow, but they almost never metastasize beyond the original site.
Almost all BCCs occur on parts of the body excessively exposed to the sun — especially the face, ears, neck, scalp, shoulders, and back. On rare occasions, tumors can develop on unexposed areas.