ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Skin cancer. District nurse preparing a dressing for an elderly patient with basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer. The cancer, seen as a red and yellow mass on the patient's outstretched hand, is too advanced to be cured but is regularly treated with an antibacterial cream and kept covered. Basal cell carcinoma arises in the basal cells found in the deepest layers of the skin.
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