Pigmented basal cell carcinoma

What is pigmented basal cell carcinoma? Pigmented basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a type of skin cancer. The tumour is made up of specialized basal cells that are normally found in a part of the skin called the epidermis. This type of cancer is called “pigmented” because a pigment called melanin is found throughout the …
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Actinic keratosis

What is actinic keratosis? Actinic keratosis (AK) is a pre-cancerous skin disease. It is considered a pre-cancerous disease because, for some patients, the disease will change over time into a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. Is actinic keratosis a type of cancer? No. AK is not cancer. However, over time it can …
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