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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of basil cell carcinoma?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of basil cell carcinoma?

See below: Basal cell carcinomas usually occur in sun exposed areas and present as a nodule or non-healing ulcer. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/basal-cell-carcinoma/ds00925. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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What are the symptoms of basil cell carcinoma? Why is called basil cell anyway?

Basal cell: This little cancer is made of cells that closely resemble the basal (bottom) layer of the stack of cells that make up your epidermis, the outer part of your skin. They begin as tiny bumps or ulcers, often with rolled borders and easy-to-see vessels. They seldom spread, but left untreated they'll eventually slowly destroy your face / invade your brain. Good luck with the excision. ...Read more

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I had moh's surgery to remove a basil cell carcinoma next to my nose in mid dec. Is it normal that it is itchy and still sore at times after 3 months?

I had moh's surgery to remove a basil cell carcinoma next to my nose in mid dec.  Is it normal that it is itchy and still sore at times after 3 months?

MOHs surgery: Not usually. Mohs surgery is the process used in tumor removal. After the tumor is removed there is a defect in the skin which can be repaired or left to heal by nature. Your symptoms are more likely related to the repair process. More information about what was done with your wound after the cancer was removed is needed before commenting. For example, you may have a buried stitch. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is basal cell carcinoma?

Curable: There are three "main" types of skin cancer. Basal, Squamous and Melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is typically 100% curable. Within BCC are multiple subtypes, most of which are easily treatable. Sun exposure has been implicated as being a precipitating factor in all types of skin cancer. If you are suspicious that you might have a basal cell carcinoma, please see your dermatologist or surgeon ...Read more

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Is basal cell carcinoma serious?

Yes and no: Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer which is not malignant in the sense it will not spread to distant parts of the body and threaten life the way that other cancers can. It is still a cancer though and since it tends to affect the face it can grow into cosmetically sensitive areas and near nerves. It sometimes needs more complicated surgery to remove given the location on the face. ...Read more

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Can basal cell carcinoma be cured?

Vast Majority: Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer, but it accounts for less than 0.1% of patient deaths due to cancer. However, you want to treat it early to prevent significant cosmetic deformities. ...Read more

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How can I treat basal cell carcinoma?

Sev ways: Best choice is surgery. If on the face ears or hands, should be reconstructed by an asps plastic surgeon. A flap or graft may be needed to reconstruct. Radiation is also possible. There's a new chemotherapy in a pill for basal cell. In some cases, palliative electrodessication is used. ...Read more

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What exactly is basal cell carcinoma?

What exactly is basal cell carcinoma?

Most common skin CA: Most common skin cancer caused usually by sun exposure with genetics also a factor especially skin type (more common in fair skin) and family history. More common on sun exposed areas of the body (ie: face, neck, scalp). Easily treated usually with surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery is the hold standard. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Surfield
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Basal Cell (Definition)

Basal cell carcinoma or bcc is the most common type of skin cancer. There are millions of them each year in the us. They are caused by sun exposure and ultraviolet light (tanning beds) and are very common on the face. It is very rare for them to metastasize or spread to other parts of the body. They can be easily cured with ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Balin
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Basal Cell Carcinoma (Definition)

Basal cell carcinoma is a type of cancer where there is uncontrolled growth of the basal cells of the skin, leading to areas of skin that ...Read more