Basal cell carcinoma symptoms can vary, so if you have any signs or symptoms, especially those that may last longer than two weeks, it’s important to get screened. Having signs or symptoms does not necessarily mean you have basal cell carcinoma, but if you are diagnosed with the disease and it is detected early, it is highly treatable and curable.
One of the signs of basal cell carcinoma is a sore that does not heal. The ABCDE rule is a common tool physicians and patients can use to assess physical changes to a bump or lesion’s symmetry, border, color, diameter and evolving appearance. If you notice any change in the appearance of your skin, check with your primary care doctor or dermatologist.
Other basal cell carcinoma signs include:
Our internationally recognized experts also recommend performing monthly skin self-checks. It’s important to know your skin, and if you notice any unusual changes, talk with your primary care doctor or dermatologist.
At Miami Cancer Institute, our internationally recognized skin cancer specialists work together to provide you with the most advanced screenings and comprehensive diagnostics available today – all in one place.
Our goal is to diagnose and treat skin cancers in the earliest stages when they often can be cured in a comfortable, state-of-the-art outpatient setting.
When you’re screened at The Skin Cancer Clinic, our experts use a variety of personalized tests depending on what’s right for you. This can include:
We offer convenient, same-day appointments to design and deliver a personalized, comprehensive care plan for each skin patient.