This is the most common form of skin cancer. It can appear pink and flat or white and flat. It can become raised and have an ulcer in the center. Anything that changes size, color, border becoming irregular, bleeding (if you note blood after rubbing with a towel don’t shrug it off!), different colors, a lack of homogeneity, or a lack of symmetry should be shown to your dermatologist.
Despite basal cell carcinoma not tending to metastasize (spread to distant areas) the skin cancer will continue to grow widely and deeply causing an eventual ulceration (hole) that doesn’t heal. It can spread inwards to important areas by direct growth.
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