Signs and Symptoms of Basal Cell Carcinoma

Signs and Symptoms of Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer, typically developing in areas of the skin exposed to sunlight. While it is often slow-growing and rarely spreads to other parts of the body, early detection and treatment are crucial for preventing complications and ensuring successful outcomes.

If you suspect a basal cell carcinoma, visit Dr. Clifford Lober, M.D., in Ocoee and Kissimmee, FL. 


 BCC often appears as a translucent or flesh-colored bump on the skin that may have a pearly or waxy texture. This bump may gradually increase in size over time.

Some lesions may present as flat, pale, or slightly raised patches of skin that resemble a scar. These patches may be pink, red, or flesh-colored and can sometimes be mistaken for other benign skin conditions.

These may also appear as pink growths with slightly raised, rolled edges. These growths may resemble a pimple or a sore that does not heal.

In some cases, BCC can present as a persistent open sore or ulcer that fails to heal, crusts over, and may bleed intermittently. These lesions often do not cause pain or discomfort in the early stages.

If you have a suspected basal cell carcinoma spot you would like to check, visit Dr. Clifford W. Lober in Ocoee and Kissimmee, FL. 


 Basal cell carcinoma lesions frequently occur on the face, particularly on the nose, forehead, cheeks, and around the eyes. 

They can also develop on the neck, outer rim of the ear and earlobes, and on the scalp - particularly in individuals with thinning hair or baldness. 

BCC usually affects areas exposed to the sun, but can occasionally develop on other body parts such as the arms and legs. 

Additional Symptoms and Concerns

 Other symptoms might include:

  • Lesions that bleed occasionally, especially after minor trauma or manipulation
  • Lesions that are itchy, tender, or painful, especially as they grow larger or become ulcerated
  • Lesions that develop in the same or different areas of the body, if you have had a history of basal cell carcinoma 

How to Book an Appointment

 To book an appointment in Ocoee or Kissimmee, FL, for a basal cell carcinoma check with Dr. Lober, call 407-846-7166

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