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Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, I was diagnosed with a brain tumour when I was 3 (I'm 16 now), would it be possible for me to have Nevoid basal ?
You would know it.: It's possible, but you would have had multiple skin cancers as a result of sun exposure through your lifetime so far. You might also have a big head, little spots on your palms, and cysts in your teeth and jaw. But if you have not developed skin cancers, you probably don't have it. (See pic). This is also called Gorlin syndrome FYI. ...Read more
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
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
This is skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that needs to be removed. Bcc is the most common form of skin cancer and, thankfully, not very aggressive. Bccs typically do not spread, but should be treated early to minimize the amount of skin that is involved. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to have these treated. This is very different from melanoma which is much more aggressive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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