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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 ?

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How can I treat basal cell carcinoma?

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 are the real symptoms of basal cell carcinoma?

Mostly none: Sometimes they show up as spots that don't heal, but the vast majority of basal cell cancers are asymptomatic bumps that enlarge slowly over time. ...Read more

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What will happen if basal cell carcinoma goes untreated?

What will happen if  basal cell carcinoma goes untreated?

It will grow: It will grow and spread, and possibly cause damage to skin and other structures, depending on it's anatomic site. ...Read more

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Are basal cell carcinoma due to sun damage?

Nearly all: A few, perhaps, are not. For example, welders will get them under their chins where the ultraviolet light thrown off by the torch strikes their unprotected skin. We must also not forget tanning beds as a source of basal cell as well as therapeutic uv (puva) used to treat psoriasis. Rare patients with basal cell nevus syndrome get many basal cells, but even then, mostly in sun-exposed areas. ...Read more

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Basal cell carcinoma multifocal superficial?

Excision: This type of basal cell needs excision with a 3-5 mm margin. Consult with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the survival rate for basal cell carcinoma?

All are curable: Only the most terribly neglected basal cell carcinomas have any capacity to kill. It's best though to get them treated early. ...Read more

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Do people with basal cell carcinoma have a lot of pain?

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 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