Should I talk to my doctor about my stage 4 basal cell carcinoma symptoms?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you notice symptoms that may be caused by stage 4 basal cell carcinoma, you should talk to your doctor right away. Symptoms may include a sore on your face or neck that bleeds easily or scabs and oozes. In stage 4, basal cell carcinomas may be small white or red bumps, or they can be flat brown patches. Usually, growths in stage 4 are bigger ? they're usually greater than 2 centimeters in diameter. At this stage, they're also starting to spread deeper into the skin and into surrounding bone, tissue, and organs, even though you can't see it. Because stage 4 basal cell carcinomas are already spreading, you should see a doctor as soon as you notice symptoms.

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