A basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a type of skin cancer. BCCs can occur anywhere on your body, but are most common on areas that are exposed to the sun, such as your face, head, neck and ears.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) usually appears as a small, shiny pink or pearly-white lump with a translucent or waxy appearance. It can also look like a red, scaly patch.
There’s sometimes some brown or black pigment within the patch.
The lump slowly gets bigger and may become crusty, bleed or develop into a painless ulcer.