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Picture of Basal Cell Carcinoma (Advanced Nodular BCC)

Picture of Basal Cell Carcinoma: Advanced Nodular BCC

This nodular basal cell carcinoma is a more advanced form of this common skin cancer. The one visible in the picture shows widened, or telangiectatic, blood vessels on a portion of the nose called the ala nasi. The cancer appears in a background of skin that has sun damage (dermatoheliosis).

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: "Basal Cell Carcinoma: Signs and Symptoms." American Academy of Dermatology.