Basal Cell Carcinoma Pictures - 54 Photos & Images
Basal Cell Carcinoma are abnormal, uncontrolled growths or lesions that arise in the skin’s basal cells, which line the deepest layer of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin). Basal Cell Carcinoma often look like open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny bumps, or scars and are usually caused by a combination of cumulative and intense, occasional sun exposure.
Basal Cell Carcinoma almost never spreads (metastasizes) beyond the original tumor site. Only in exceedingly rare cases can it spread to other parts of the body and become life-threatening. It shouldn’t be taken lightly, though: it can be disfiguring if not treated promptly.
In 2010, an estimated 2.8 million cases of Basal Cell Carcinoma were diagnosed in the US, and the figures have continued to climb. In fact, Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most frequently occurring form of all cancers. More than one out of every three new cancers is a skin cancer, and the vast majority are Basal Cell Carcinoma.