Re: skin cancer look like on the nose
My basal cell on my nose looked like a pimple at first too, which I tried to squeeze relentlessly to no avail. I had mine for probably 5 years before having it looked at, (I do not recommend waiting 5 years), when I finally had it removed because my sunglasses bothered it I was stunned to find out it was cancer.
I had to have Mohs to have the rest of it removed, because I did wait so long it was very large under the skin. My Mohs surgeon had to go in 5 times before getting it all out.
I'm very pleased with the way it all turned out though, I was EXTREMELY frightened when I first found out about it. I was scared to death to have the Mohs surgery and I was afraid of what I was going to look like after. To be honest, the surgery was not bad at all, I literally did not feel a thing. I'm will be two months out on the 15th. Friends and family tell me they can't even see my scar. I, of course, still do, mainly because I am looking for it. Basically now it is a very thin 2 inch line down the side of my nose. I still have some redness that is easily covered my make-up.
Get any bump you have checked out, it's a scary thing but very curable when caught early.
Best of luck to you.