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Do People With Basal Cell Carcinoma Have A Lot Of Pain
Usually not: Basal cell carcinoma is usually painless unless it becomes extensive and invades deeper structures with nerve involvement. Don't rely on an absence of pain in dealing with skin cancer. Have it treated--treatment for this condition is highly effective and most often curative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Basal cell is also known as Basal cell carcinoma. 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
What does basal cell carcinoma feel like? My father has basal cell carcinoma and he constantly assures us that it doesn’t hurt. Does basal cell carcinoma cause any pain?
Usually not painful: Usually no unless it ulcerates. It is a localized skin cancer (rarely spreads) and most times can be addressed fairly easily by a plastic surgeon with excision and local flap reconstruction. Take him to a specilaist so that it can be addressed while the lesion is small. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Who is at risk of basal cell carcinoma? If my dad was a farmer his entire life is he more at risk for basal cell carcinoma than most people who do not work outside a significant amount of time?
Treatment: Basal cell carcinoma is a very common type of skin cancer. Once you have been diagnosed, the lesion is typically removed. This is commonly done by dermatologists and plastic surgeons. In some cases, medical treatments can be used if surgery is not a good option. These lesions rarely spread, but can be locally aggressive. Prognosis for these lesions is generally pretty good. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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