Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. Almost all basal cell carcinomas occur on parts of the body most exposed to the sun such as; face, ears, neck, scalp, shoulders, and back.
Basal cell carcinoma is rarely fatal and doesn’t typically spread. People at highest risk tend to have fair or light-colored skin, a history of sun exposure and a tendency to sunburn quickly. The appearance of basal cell carcinoma can vary greatly, but here are some possible signs that you may need to see a dermatologist:
The goal of treatment for basal cell carcinoma is to remove the cancer completely. The type of treatment depends on the type, location and size of your cancer, and whether this is a first-time or recurring basal cell. Effective treatments include:
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