Basal cell carcinoma may have one or more of these features.
- A small, raised bump that is shiny or has a pearly appearance. Often you may also notice small blood vessels in it.
- A small, flat spot that is scaly, irregularly shaped, and red
- A spot that bleeds briefly, heals up and appears to have disappeared, but then starts to bleed again in a few weeks
- Often grows slowly
Squamous cell carcinoma may have one or more of these features.
- A rough bump that appears, then rapidly grows
- Flat, red patches on the skin that are irregularly shaped. The patches may or may not bleed.
Although these are symptoms of skin cancer, they may also be caused by other, less serious problems. If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor.