Basal Cell Carcinoma is a cancer prevalent in the southern states, especially in people around the age of 40.
Basal Cell Carcinoma usually starts with light pink or flesh-colored bumps with a pearly or waxy appearance. They grow slowly and are almost never fatal, but if neglected, they can grow to the point where disfiguring surgery is needed to remove them.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma is very similar to Basal Cell Carcinoma through the way if affects people around the age of 40, and is also prevalent in southern states. The difference between the two cancers is how they begin.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma starts as a flat red or brown area of skin that becomes rough, dry, and scaly. If not treated, they can grow large enough to spread to nearby internal organs and be fatal.