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What Does A Basal Cell Carcinoma Look Like
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
Spread of BCCA: Although it is very, very rare, there are case reports of metastatic (spread to other parts of the body from original site) of certain types of bcca. Most basal cell ca are limited in the area of occurrence and it has a very high cure rate after appropriate treatment. Make sure your plastic surgeon or dermatologist reviews the pathology with you and gives you regular follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend will be having surgery to remove a basal cell carcinoma from her nose. Does she have be sedated or have to stay awake during the surgery?
Can a basal cell carcinoma skin cancer, if left untreated eventually invade and become life threatening? It is on shoulder now for 8 years!
Invasion of BCC: While this is very very rare there have been reported cases. The main reason to have it removed is that the larger it gets the harder it is to remove. The scar will be bigger and you will wish you had it removed when it was smaller. ...Read more
If this mole is an early skin cancer, how do I tell if it's a melanoma or a basal cell carcinoma?
Get a Derm Consult: Melanoma typically is pigmented and has a dark color. Basal cell cancer may have a pearly appearance to it. However, you should not take a chance trying to diagnosis this yourself. Melanoma is a deadly disease and early detection can lead to a cure. Delayed detection can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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