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What are symptoms of a basal cell carcinoma?

What are symptoms of a basal cell carcinoma?

Appear as blister : Appear as clear pain less blister with gelatinous material inside, breaks becomes ulcer breaks and very slowly erodes adjacent structures with out spreading. ...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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What to do if I have just been diagnosed with a basal cell carcinoma?

What to do if I have just been diagnosed with a basal cell carcinoma?

See your doctor: Basal cell carcinomas are the least dangerous cancers and are curable with local removal. You obviously are seeing a doctor to have received the diagnosis. Depending on the location of the cancer, you may need to consult a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Could a basal cell carcinoma have a dark hair growing out of it?

Could a basal cell carcinoma have a dark hair growing out of it?

Yes: Usually skin cancers ruin the local hairs fairly early, but having one is no proof it isn't something nasty. Get it seen if you have any concern. ...Read more

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Could a Basal cell carcinoma stay unchanged in size or appearance for 6 years?

Could a Basal cell carcinoma stay unchanged in size or appearance for 6 years?

Basal cell: It is highly unlikely for a basal cell carcinoma to stay unchanged in size or appearance for 6 years. Please discuss this with your Primary doctor! Keep me posted please. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a basal cell carcinoma on a foot?

What are the signs of a basal cell carcinoma on a foot?

Persistent lump: Any lump anywhere on the body that does not resolve should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a basal cell carcinoma on my foot?

Yes: Basal cell carcinoma can appear on any part of the body. It is mostly related to sun exposure and skin damaged by the sun. Face, hands, legs and feet are usually the most exposed to the sun damages. ...Read more

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Can a basal cell carcinoma spread straight to the bloodstream?

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 more

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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

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