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Basal/Squamous Cell Skin Cancerbasal cells which lie beneath the squamous layer andproduce new skin cellsA:Flat, firm, pale or yellow areas, similar to a scarRaised reddish patches that might be itchySmall, pink or red, translucent, shiny, pearly bumps, which mighthave blue, brown, or black areasPink growths with raised edges and a lower area in their center,which might contain abnormal blood vessels spreading out like thespokes of a wheelOpen sores (which may have oozing or crusted areas) that don’theal, or that heal and then come backB:These cancers start in the basal cell layer, which is the lower part of theepidermis. These cancers usually develop on sun-exposed areas, especially theface, head, and neck. They tend to grow slowly. It’s very rare for a basal cellcancer to spread to other parts of the body. But if it's left untreated, basal cellcancer can grow into nearby areas and invade the bone or other tissuesbeneath the skin.If not removed completely, basal cell carcinoma can comeback (recur) in the same place on the skin. People who have had basal cell skincancers are also more likely to get new ones in other placesC:lighter or darker in colorAn open sore that bleeds, oozes, or crusts and remains open forseveral weeksA reddish, raised patch or irritated area that may crust or itch butgenerally doesn’t hurtA shiny pink, red, pearly white, or translucent bump (nodular BCC)A pink growth with a raised border and crusted central indentationA scar-like, white, yellow, or waxy area, often presenting with a poorlydefined borderD:growing larger than the size of a pencil eraser. BCC commonly occurs as: 1)An open sore that bleeds, oozes, or crusts and remains open for several weeks2) A reddish, raised patch or irritated area that may crust or itch but generallydoesn’t hurt 3) A shiny pink, red, pearly white, or translucent bump 4) A pinkgrowth with a raised border and crusted central indentation 5) A scar-like,white, yellow, or waxy area, often with a poorly defined edge 6) A darker,pearly translucent skin growth in people of color (50% of cases in people of
color) or as the more translucent variety typically seen in white-skinnedindividuals. For people of color, it often appears on the head or neckSquamous Cell Carcinomas

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