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Describe the features of basal cell carcinoma.?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Non-healing ulcer
Basal cell carcinoma may present as an indolent, non-healing ulcer with spread to contiguous tissues.
There may be nodules, pigment changes, bleeding and tissue destruction.

In brief: Non-healing ulcer
Basal cell carcinoma may present as an indolent, non-healing ulcer with spread to contiguous tissues.
There may be nodules, pigment changes, bleeding and tissue destruction.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Common skin cancer
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common of all skin cancers.
It is caused by excessive sun exposure over time. It is usually slow growing and painless unless it becomes quite large. Although it rarely spreads it can be very destructive and is usually treated by surgical removal.

In brief: Common skin cancer
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common of all skin cancers.
It is caused by excessive sun exposure over time. It is usually slow growing and painless unless it becomes quite large. Although it rarely spreads it can be very destructive and is usually treated by surgical removal.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Variable
Can be raised, translucent, with or without a central depression &or little red veins or flat flaky crusty with indistinct margins that heals & breaks back down.

In brief: Variable
Can be raised, translucent, with or without a central depression &or little red veins or flat flaky crusty with indistinct margins that heals & breaks back down.
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
In brief: Depends on subtype
Solitary pearly nodule with rolled border, with small overlying blood vessels (telangiectasias), often ulcerated, bleeds easily.
The lesions are normally found on sun-exposed areas such as the face and arms. The tumors are slow-growing, non-aggressive, and they rarely metastasize. Common basal cell carcinoma subtypes include: nodular, superficial, pigmented, infiltrative, & sclerosing.

In brief: Depends on subtype
Solitary pearly nodule with rolled border, with small overlying blood vessels (telangiectasias), often ulcerated, bleeds easily.
The lesions are normally found on sun-exposed areas such as the face and arms. The tumors are slow-growing, non-aggressive, and they rarely metastasize. Common basal cell carcinoma subtypes include: nodular, superficial, pigmented, infiltrative, & sclerosing.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Basal Cell Cancer
Basal cell carcinoma (aka bcc or rodent ulcer) is the most common type of skin cancer and may present in a variety of forms: nodular (or nodulo-cystic), ulcerating, sclerosing, multi-centric and pigmented (higher incidence in darker complected individuals).
It is most commonly associated with extensive sun exposure. Spread is by local invasion of neighboring tissues. Treatment is primarily surgery.

In brief: Basal Cell Cancer
Basal cell carcinoma (aka bcc or rodent ulcer) is the most common type of skin cancer and may present in a variety of forms: nodular (or nodulo-cystic), ulcerating, sclerosing, multi-centric and pigmented (higher incidence in darker complected individuals).
It is most commonly associated with extensive sun exposure. Spread is by local invasion of neighboring tissues. Treatment is primarily surgery.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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