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Noncancerous, Precancerous and Cancerous Tumors

Picture of Basal Cell Carcinoma (Nose)

Picture of Basal Cell Carcinoma (Nose)

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.