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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Flat and Scaly Basal Cell Carcinoma Photo


Updated March 15, 2011

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Photo © A.D.A.M.
A common misconception about skin cancer is that the lesion has to be raised to be considered abnormal. In this example, the spot is flat and scaly in some areas - all symptoms of basal cell carcinoma. These lesions can also be flesh-toned or in varying shades of brown.

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