Basal cell carcinoma or basal cell skin cancer is the most common form of skin cancer. It develops directly from the basal cells found in the bottom layer of the epidermis and around the hair follicles. A common risk factor for this type of cancer is sunlight damage to the skin; therefore, basal cell carcinoma most commonly develops on the face and neck, tops of the shoulders, chest, and back. This type of skin cancer can present as various kinds of lesions.
Little, translucent lumps that look like pearly pimples can develop just below the skin. This is the most common form of basal cell carcinoma and will most often appear on the face, ears, or neck. From time to time these pimples may rupture and bleed before scabbing over.
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