Skin Cancer Basal Cell Carcinoma Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma | Dermatology Education Skin Cancer Basal Cell Carcinoma Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma Video
December 15, 2017

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  • Skin Cancer Basal Cell Carcinoma Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma

    The least aggressive BCC is the superficial BCC. This tumor occurs most frequently on the trunk and extremities, but may occur on the face.

    There may be one or more lesions. The tumor spreads peripherally, sometimes for several centimeters, and invades after considerable time. Slowly growing lesions may be present for years before patients seek help. The circumscribed, round-to-oval, red, scaling plaque resembles a plaque of eczema, psoriasis, extramammary Paget’s disease, or Bowen’s disease. However, careful inspection of the border reveals its thin, raised, pearly white nature. The characteristic features can also be appreciated by eliminating the redness with lateral finger pressure.