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.
Information. Basal cell skin cancer rarely spreads to other parts of the body. If the cancer has recurred several times in the same location, or it invades bone or deeper strutures, it may spread. When it does spread it usually goes to the regional lymph nodes first before getting into the blood.

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Can basal cell carcinoma transfer to the bloodstream?

Extremely unlikely. Basal cell cancer (or carcinoma) is the most common type of skin cancer and it caused by cumulative sun exposure. It can spread by directly growing into surrounding areas and rarely by spreading through lymphatic vessels but not through the bloodstream. Melanoma, a less common but potentially deadly skin cancer, however can spread that way. Read more...
Very unlikely. Basal cell cancer gets into the blood stream and metastasizes very rarely. Read more...

Could a basal cell carcinoma grow on top of an existing freckle?

Yes possible. As it has same ski surface, basal cell cancers are locally invasive , develops in exposed surface of skin , usually older group , ( not 19 yr old ) at any age suspicious skin lesions should always be evaluated usually by dermatologist. Read more...

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...
Why do you ask? Some are very slow. It is insane to neglect them as they will eventually mutilate you. Read more...

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...
Many. A basal cell on the skin of the foot could appear as a discolored irritated area, a whitish bump, or a wound that bleeds and never seems to heal. Read more...

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...

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...