Basal cell skin cancer

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Dr. John Clay is warning about the dangers of basal cell skin cancer at Primary Health Group-Hopewell.

Basal cell skin cancer is commonly seen on the face. They are pink, have rolled edges, a pearly appearance, and tiny blood vessels coursing over them. They may bleed easily.

A skin biopsy is necessary to confirm the diagnosis.  Adequate skin protection (i.e.. Sunscreen, hats, etc.) helps prevent them from occurring.

A recently noticed unusual appearing mole or skin lesion present for more than several weeks, should always be checked out.

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