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Symptoms of Basal Cell Carcinoma

Talk to your doctor if you think you have symptoms of basal cell  carcinoma.
Talk to your doctor if you think you
have symptoms of basal cell
carcinoma.

What are Possible Signs of Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Basal cell cancer usually appears as a scaly red patch or a small, shiny bump or nodule on the skin, and mainly on the areas exposed to the sun, such as the head, neck, arms, hands, and face. Basal cell carcinoma can also occur on the trunk as well as the arms and legs.  Although these cancers are rarely painful, the most common sign is a sore or lesion that bleeds easily and does not heal. 

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