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Which Dr Is Best At Handling Basal Cell Carcinoma A Dermatologist Or Plastic Surgeon
Dermatologist said I have basal cell carcinoma on my face due to living in Florida. Can this same MD do a second opinion with a different pathologist?
Yes: You can request that the specimen be seen by another physician in the same group that was originally sent or to another group. The diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma is a very common one and difficult to misdiagnose. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
Many +++ choices: There are many outstanding physicians and surgeons in the silicon valley but the choice of surgeon and specialty will vary according to location, size, histology and history of the specific tumor. ...Read more
What's the best method of getting rid of basal cell carcinoma? Freezing it off? Biopsy? Fluorouracil cream treatments?
Does a family history of cancer affect my recovery from basal cell carcinoma? I just found out today that I have a basal cell carcinoma on my lower leg. The doctor is referring me to a plastic surgeon to get it treated. I have a huge history of cancer in
Probably: Probably not. The most common cause of basal cell carcinoma of the skin is sun exposure. The best thing you can do to prevent new skin cancers is to limit your sun exposure by wearing adequate sunblock when outside (spf 30 or above), wear a hat, cover sun exposed skin areas, and limit uv light exposure. Factors that can affect recovery time after surgery can include diabetes, smoking, peripheral vascular disease, and poor circulation. I would discuss any surgery related questions with your surgeon that will be performing the surgery. ...Read more
Basal cell carcinoma is most common in areas of direct sunlight, but can occur on other areas of the body. Best,
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Basal Cell Cancer: Stinging may be part of normal healing but a follow-up visit with your doctor is recommended. ...Read more
What is Basal cell.: Basal cell carcinomas (bcc) are the baby bears of skin cancer. Nevertheless, if neglected, they can kill. They can start out as a small pink or white dot or even a scaly red patch. As they grow, they may bleed and develop a central depression. Some people think it is a pimple. Take home message, if it grows, bleeds or doesn't heal in 4-6 weeks, see your doctor! ...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 more
Shed antigen: The status for most basal cell carcinomas are well defined, with the lesion remaining in the skin for long periods, first healing with scab that falls off and then rescabs. Such skin lesions do shed antigen into the skin where they are recognized by dendritic cells that help the immune system recognize and control growth. Efudex (fluorouracil) removes suppressor cells and lets effector cells control tumor. ...Read more
My friend has a bump on her shoulder and is worried it could be cancer like basal cell carcinoma. Any opinions? Http://i.Imgur. Com/ou1qtcr. Jpg
Biopsy: If a lesion looks suspicious a biopsy should we done to dictate the treatment. ...Read more
I am klein and I am suffering from basal cell carcinoma skin cancer. I want to know how to cure skin cancer?
Surgery: Surgical excision is the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more
Could basal cell carcinoma at an early age (28 y/o f) be a indicator of worse cancer to come? I use all the precautions and don't tan.
Possibly yes: Unfortunately some basal cell cancers may not be directly related to sun exposure and I have seen this in certain individuals as young as 5 years old with a genetic disease that predisposes them to recurrent bcc. Having one bcc in isolation doses still place you at a higher risk for a second bcc. I would advise close follow up with a dermatologist for routine surveillance examinations. ...Read more
If removed no: See your doctor, if it is, basal cell carcinomas locally invasive tumor, could be removed completely with cure by one of the accepted methods, as it is near the eyes surgical excision the best option other more common benign lesions like warts, cysts inflamed skin tags also possible. ...Read more
Types of cancer: Malignant melanoma is a type of cancer that originates from the melanocytes. It often travels to distant locations in the body and is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma rarely travels to other parts of the body, but will recur locally if not treated appropriately. ...Read more
Different origins: Skin cancers are named for the type of skin cell that they develop from. A basal cell is generally a less dangerous tumor unless it is near an opening such as the nose, eye or ear. The squamous cell is more serious, requires a more aggressive surgical removal, and will sometimes spread inside the body (metastasize). ...Read more
I have a rough patch of skin in the inside of my knee that won't go away. Been there for around a month. Is it squamous or basal cell carcinoma?
I have a mole a couple years old that recently became sore to the touch. Disclosure: my grandfather had basal cell carcinoma. Should this be checked?
Yes: More information is needed. Be safe, see a dermatologist, . ...Read more
I had a basal cell carcinoma on my lip, but before I knew it was BCC I was constantly licking the site because it would bleed. Did I put myself at ris?
No problem: Basal cell Ca's unusual on lip inner mucosa. Probably arose on the outer skin surface, where for the most part remains localized. Only seen to show recurrence if when excision performed, not completely removed. Metastatic disease is almost unknown. No problem in delay of dx. I frequently treat area with Efudex (fluorouracil) cream, a form of 5FU which can cure such lesions. ...Read more
Don't neglect it: These little nuisance things will eat right through your skull if you neglect them. Fortunately, they very seldom spread to distant locations. Have it excised. If you want a big scar, opt for simple excision. If you want a small scar, microsurgery is available with the local pathologist telling the local surgeon whether he/she needs to cut more from a particular. ...Read more
Sun avoidance: Although it is difficult to reverse damage already done, you can prevent further damage by sun avoidance, use a sunscreen of no more than spf 50, reapply frequently, wear a hat with a brim, and avoid the sun. Please see a good plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Be well. ...Read more
No metastasis: Basal cell carcinoma does not spread systemically. It only spreads locally and damages adjacent tissues. Therefor is much less invasive than other type of cancers and if removed early when small, it can completely removed without any change in life expectancy. ...Read more
A few months ago I got my basal cell carcinoma removed and it has been stinging. Is this something to be concerned about?
See your doctor: It's always a smart idea to play it safe when you have questions about surgical recovery. In the vast majority of cases, your symptoms are likely related to healing and residual inflammation. But if this sensation is not getting better (particularly after a week or two), it is wise to go see the doctor who did your surgery and get examined. ...Read more
Sebaceous hyperplasi: Sebaceous hyperplasia, dermal nevi, dermatofibrisarcoma, cyst and more ...Read more
It doesn't: If you have a teacher who talks about "maintaining homeostasis" when there's a cancer, have a serious talk with that teacher's supervisor. Any cancer, untreated, will eventually kill the owner. There's no question of "the body's natural ability to heal" here. The immune system fights some skin cancers but this never cures without an assist from today's high-tech Rx's. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: The best treatment for a biopsy proven basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is to have it surgically removed. However, bccs come in various subtypes from mild to more aggressive, and it it important to choose the best treatment. For areas on the head and neck, and cosmetically sensitive areas see an acms fellowdhip trained mohs surgeon. Visit http://www. Skincancermohssurgery. Org/ for more information. ...Read more
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
Cancer arising from epithelial layer of the skin developing from basal cells, it is non melanotic. It is a concern with regard to local invasion and growth. Very rarely does it ever metastasize. Treatment centers around surgical excision. It develops usually in areas of sun exposure therefore common in ...Read more
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