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What does a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) look like?

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A basal cell carcinoma (BCC) usually looks like a raised, smooth, pearly bump on your head, neck, or shoulders. It might look like a sore that won’t heal. Other signs include small blood vessels inside the bump or an indentation in your skin, often with crusting and bleeding.

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SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

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SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

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