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How to know what is basal cell carcinoma?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Most common skin CA

Most common skin cancer caused usually by sun exposure with genetics also a factor especially skin type (more common in fair skin) and family history.
More common on sun exposed areas of the body (ie: face, neck, scalp). Easily treated usually with surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery is the hold standard.

In brief: Most common skin CA

Most common skin cancer caused usually by sun exposure with genetics also a factor especially skin type (more common in fair skin) and family history.
More common on sun exposed areas of the body (ie: face, neck, scalp). Easily treated usually with surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery is the hold standard.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Brock Ridenour
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Common Skin Cancer

Basal cell carcinoma (bce) is the most common malignancy in humans.
It most often occurs in lighter skinned individuals in sun-exposed regions of the body (head and neck). Sun exposure is the primary risk factor but other factors exist including genetic conditions and immunosuppresion. There are several subtypes of bce. Excision is curative. High risk tumors should be treated by a moh's specialist.

In brief: Common Skin Cancer

Basal cell carcinoma (bce) is the most common malignancy in humans.
It most often occurs in lighter skinned individuals in sun-exposed regions of the body (head and neck). Sun exposure is the primary risk factor but other factors exist including genetic conditions and immunosuppresion. There are several subtypes of bce. Excision is curative. High risk tumors should be treated by a moh's specialist.
Dr. Brock Ridenour
Dr. Brock Ridenour
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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: A common skin cancer

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer type.
It is frequently slow growing. They rarely metastasize. Typically, they occur in areas of the skin that are exposed to sunlight. The cure rates are very high. Treatment is with either surgery or radiation therapy, although other techniques may also be employed. http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/basal-cell-carcinoma.

In brief: A common skin cancer

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer type.
It is frequently slow growing. They rarely metastasize. Typically, they occur in areas of the skin that are exposed to sunlight. The cure rates are very high. Treatment is with either surgery or radiation therapy, although other techniques may also be employed. http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/basal-cell-carcinoma.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Dr. Brian Lawenda
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