Appeal your disability denial for Basal Cell Skin CancerCancer originates in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. When your body is functioning like it should, your body develops new cells when you have to have them. These new cells then take the place of old cells that die. Learn here about Basal cell skin cancer, a type of nonmelanoma skin cancer. However, this process does not always function properly. Sometimes, old cells do not die when they ought to, and new cells occur even though you do not need them. A tumor (mass) can develop from these excess cells. Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors are not cancer. Malignant tumors are cancer. Cancer is far more than one disease. It is a huge category of diseases. Each one of these diseases is characterized by cells that are aggressive (they grow and divide without respect to normal limits), invasive (they invade and destroy adjacent tissue) and sometimes metastatic (they spread to other parts of your body). Skin cancer is one of the subgroups of cancer. Skin cancer is divided into two major groups. They are melanoma and nonmelanoma. Melanoma skin cancers are the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Melanoma begins in cells that are known as melanocytes. These are the cells that make a skin pigment that is referred to as melanin. Melanin is what determines the color of your hair and skin. Nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common form of skin cancer. Nonmelanoma skin cancer is not as dangerous as melanoma skin cancer. Nonmelanoma skin cancer rarely metastasizes (spreads to other areas of your body).
What is Basal cell skin cancer?Basal cell skin cancer is a type of nonmelanoma skin cancer. Basal cell skin cancer begins in the top layer of your skin that is known as the epidermis. Basal cell skin cancer is a form of skin cancer that grows slowly. It is also a painless kind of cancer. As alluded to earlier, basal cell skin cancer is also the least likely cancer to spread (metastasize) to other parts of your body. Basal cell skin cancer is the most common kind of skin cancer in the United States. Basal cell skin cancers represent 75% of all skin cancers in the United States. In fact, basal cell skin cancer is the most common kind of any form of cancer. More than 1 million people are diagnosed with basal cell skin cancer every year in just the United States, alone.
What does Basal cell skin cancer look like?Basal cell skin cancer may look only slightly different from your normal skin. It may be a bump or growth on your skin. Basal cell skin cancer may appear:
- ? White or light pink
- ? Pearly or waxy
- ? Brown or flesh-colored.
Basal cell skin cancer signsOne sign or symptom of basal cell skin cancer is a new skin growth that bleeds easily or will not heal. Other signs and symptoms of basal cell skin cancer include:
- A sore that has a sunken area in the middle of it
- ? Oozing or crusting spots that are located in a sore
- ? A scar-like sore in an area that you have not injured
- ? Irregular blood vessels around or in a spot.