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8. Picture of Basal Cell Carcinoma (Nose)

Picture of Basal Cell Carcinoma (Nose)
Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, and it frequently occurs on the nose. This picture shows a hard, well-defined basal cell carcinoma that is not causing any symptoms. The tumor has a pearly appearance, and telangiectasia (spider veins) are visible on the surface.

Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

Text Reference: "The Nose: A High-Risk Area for Skin Cancer." Skin Cancer Foundation.

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