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.