Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. It usually develops in areas of the skin that have been exposed to the sun, such as the face, scalp, ears, and neck. BCC often appears as a small, shiny bump that may be pink, red, or white in color. It can also have a scaly or pearly appearance and may bleed easily.
BCC develops in the basal cells of the skin, which are responsible for producing new skin cells. The exact cause of BCC is not known, but it is believed to be related to long-term exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Treatment for BCC usually involves removing the cancerous cells through surgery, radiation therapy, or other forms of therapy. In most cases, BCC is curable, but it can be disfiguring if not treated early.
It is important to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays to reduce your risk of developing BCC and other types of skin cancer. This includes wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen with a high SPF, and avoiding the sun during peak hours of the day.