Basal Cell Carcinoma
A persistent sore that does not heal (bleeding, oozing, crusting is common and does not heal, can itch or be painful but not necessarily)
Check your skin at least once a month (it only takes 10-15 minutes), and make sure that you are not forgetting to check areas like the scalp, back of the ears, and the neck that can be hard to see without a hand held mirror or a partner to help.
It’s not up to the patient to make an official diagnosis. However, in the vast majority of cases, the patient will need to take the initiative to take that first step – to go and see a doctor – and to do that, the patient needs to be aware of some of the signs of disease.
For very high risk patients, a regular check-up with a dermatologist is recommended.