What are the symptoms of basal cell cancer? Are they apparent?The symptoms of basal cell cancer are considered as the easiest form of skin cancer to be cured. Besides that, the symptoms are also least likely to spread, if correct medical action is taken quickly. Most of the time, the symptoms are rarely to cause a serious damage to your body, but it can cause extensive damage to your tissue and bone around the symptoms if treated incorrectly.
It is best to keep your body checked through medical scanning when one or more symptoms of basal cell cancer are showing up. This is important to prevent further damage caused by the symptoms because early treatment can cure you without letting you suffer from any damage from the symptoms. When you undergo the medical examination, your doctor can identify unusual growths or change regarding the size, shape, or color of an existing symptoms. If any suspicious spots identified, you will be addressed to a care physician or dermatologist to treat the suspicious symptoms that has been identified earlier.
What should I look for if I want to know whether I got this cancer or not?Generally, any unusual growth on your skin, a new spot that create a little bit of pain and can’t be healed after two months are early signs of skin cancer. Basal cell cancer has additional symptoms because it is already a specified skin cancer. Flat, firm, and pale or small growth on your skin with waxy and shiny looks could be basal cell cancer. Crusting, oozing, and bleeding in a certain area on your skin also could be the symptoms. Other symptoms are visible and abnormal blood vessels, depression in the center, and blue, brown, or black patches.
The area where basal cell cancer is developing may look normal because sometimes, it can grow as a flat area and very similar to normal skin. Sun exposed skin has higher chance to suffer from basal cell cancer such as head or neck. But the cancer also can be found in arms, legs, or trunk. There are also possibilities that the cancer can affect other area on your body, so make sure that you do medical check correctly. Ask your dermatologist to examine your entire body and see if there are any symptoms on your body. If there is one, discuss it with your doctor so you will have higher chance to be cured.
Basal cell cancer can take away your life, if the treatment you have is wrong and the cancer has already spread through your body. Early detection by doing full body examination can save you from the symptoms. Although it rarely become fatal, basal cell cancer symptoms should be taken seriously to avoid further risk.