Basal Cell Carcinoma
What Is It?
Basal cell cancer is the most common form of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States.
Basal cells are small, round skin cells normally found in the upper part of your skin. When these cells become cancerous, they grow out of control. Basal cell tumors rarely spread or cause death. But cancerous basal cells usually turn into small skin tumors that can destroy skin and nearby tissues. They can grow large over time, causing damage around and under them.