Basal Cell Carcinoma
Skin cancers are mainly of two types melanoma or non-melanoma and Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is a non melanoma type of skin cancer. It is one of the most common forms of cancer. It is estimated that most of the time about 75% of the skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma.
Long time exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun from your childhood or at any point of time can result in the development of basal cell carcinoma. As it is a skin cancer, it needs a prompt treatment before it can do further damage to the skin and other organs of your body.
Sun-exposed areas such as the face, scalp, ears, chest, back and legs are more prone to develop basal cell cancer. Basal cell carcinoma manifests itself in the form of tumors with different appearances.
A small pearly white dome-shaped bump is the most common appearance found in basal cell carcinoma. Sometimes blood vessels may also be visible on the surface of these bumps.
Occasionally you may also see basal cell cancer in the form of pimple like growths that often heal but keep recurring. There is another less common form in which you might see basal cell carcinoma. It’s called morphea form and looks like a smooth white or yellowish waxy scar.