Skin Cancer Photos
Below are several images of both early and late stage carcinomas. Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer, and can be used to successfully treat cancers at various stages. To learn more about your options, find a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon in your area.
Basal Cell Carcinoma Photos
These images show some of the many faces of basal cell carcinoma. They often start as small, painless, pink or flesh-colored pearly bumps. If they are neglected, they continue to grow, expanding both deeper and more broadly. While BCC does not tend to spread to other parts of the body, they can be locally destructive, effectively invading any tissue in its immediate path.
Squamous Cell Cancer Photos
These images show squamous cell carcinoma. They may start as small, scaly bumps, which can range from totally painless to quite tender to the touch. They can grow to form knots on the skin, or grow deeply and become open sores. If left untreated, these can grow into large tumors, which can spread to the lymph nodes and other internal organs.
It's important to have your skin regularly examined by a dermatologist. Make an appointment immediately if you find any suspicious areas. Read our answers to common questions about skin cancer.