About Basal Cell Carcinoma
Is Basal Cell Carcinoma a skin cancer?
Yes. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. It occurs over most frequently on sun-exposed regions of the body. It can look like a scaly red patch, a pink bump that might be confused for a pimple or bug bite, or sometimes as a brown spot. Basal cell carcinomas can bleed, form an open sore, or become tender, but they are not always symptomatic. Basal cell carcinomas are usually not life-threatening. However, they can become very large and symptomatic over time.
Are certain people more at risk?
People with fair skin, light hair and blue, green or grey eyes are more at risk, but basal cell carcinomas can occur in anyone.