Symptomatology of Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers
There are no usually bothersome symptoms of skin cancers until they become widespread. In this case, they start to itch, bleed or even hurt. However, they become visible and sensed before their advanced phase.
Basal Cell Skin Cancer
Basal cell skin cancers usually appear on the skin areas exposed to the sun: face, head, neck. However, they can appear in any other body area.
This cell skin cancer can develop as:
- Flat, firm, pale or yellow areas, which looks like a scar;
- Raised reddish patches, which can itch;
- Small, pink or red, translucent, shiny, pearly bumps, which might have blue, brown or black areas;
- Pink growths with raised edges and a lower area in their center, which might contain abnormal blood vessels spreading out like the spokes of a tire;
- Open sores (which may have oozing or crusted areas) that don’t heal, or that heal and then come back.
Basal cell carcinomas can bleed after shaving or a light injury. Some men opt for a doctor`s help because of a cut from shaving, which do not heal within a week or so. Thus, it turns out to be a basal cancer.
Dermoid cancellation also appears on sun-exposed areas of the body: face, ears, neck, lips, back of hands. Sometimes, it is formed in the skin of genial area. It can also appear in cuts and sores in other body areas.
This kind of cancer appears as:
- Rough or scaly red patches, which might crust or bleed;
- Raised growths or lumps, sometimes with a lower area in the center;
- Open sores (which may have oozing or crusted areas) that don’t heal, or that heal and then come back;
- Wart-like growths.
Basal cell skin cancers and dermoid cancellations can appear as a flat area showing only slight changes from normal skin.
All kinds of cancers mentioned above can have another look, which differs from the given above. Therefore, your doctor should check any new or changing skin growths, sores that don’t heal, or other areas that concern you. Opt for the help of specialist in time!