WebMD defines basal cell carcinoma as a slow-growing skin cancer caused by intense, long-term exposure to the sun. It is the least risky type of skin cancer. More »

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When checking basal cell carcinoma pictures, look for a dome-shaped growth with visible blood vessels inside, states WebMD. In the early stages of basal cell carcinoma, growths look like small flesh-colored bumps. At tim... More »

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Basal cell carcinoma is the most frequently occurring type of cancer, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. It is an abnormal, uncontrolled growth on the skin that begins in the basal cells. Mayo Clinic explains that ... More »

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WebMD sites the symptoms of basal cell carcinoma as the appearance of a small pink, brown, black or flesh-colored bump or patches of shiny or waxy and hard skin growth. These growths tend to bleed easily and are sometime... More »

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Dr. Frederic Edward Mohs, a surgeon, invented Mohs surgery for basal cell carcinoma in the 1930s and first performed the procedure on human cancer patients in 1936, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Originally cal... More »

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Sores that do not heal usually represent cancer, but basal cell carcinoma may appear in other forms, such as pearly bumps, flat scaly patches or a white, waxy scar, notes the Mayo Clinic. All crusty bumps, patches or ski... More »

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As of 2015, treatments that remove basal cell carcinoma successfully include freezing the cancer cells, cutting out the tumor, and scraping away the tumor and using electricity to kill any remaining cancer cells, accordi... More »

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