Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
In the upper layer of the skin there are three main types of cells, one of which is the basal cells.
These fall off when new skin cells are formed, but damage to the DNA from ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause basophils to proliferate uncontrollably.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you monitor the areas of skin most exposed to the sun.
This includes: the face, ears, neck, scalp, chest, shoulders, and back. However, any area of the skin can be affected.
Five warning signs of BCCs:
1. An open sore that does not heal.
2. Red spots.
3. A shiny bump or knot.
4. Small pink growth.
5. A stigma-like area.
Often times, two or more of the above warning signs appear in a BCC carcinoma.
When you go into detail, an open sore that does not heal may bleed, flake off, or crust over.
An open sore that lasts for several weeks or appears to heal and then recur is also a sign of breast cancer.
A person with melanoma may have an irritated area that may peel or itch painful.
And if a shiny bump or knot is present, it can appear in different colors, such as pink, red, or white. It can be described as “pearly” or clear; It may be brown or black.
The young pink growth tends to be slightly raised, with a rolled edge and a “scaly infestation at the center.”
Over time, the pink growth center may develop into small superficial blood vessels. With regard to a “scar-like area”, it is often flat and may be white, yellow, or waxy in color.
“Skin appears shiny and taut, often with blurred borders,” the Skin Cancer Foundation said.