Basal cell carcinoma Cancer Basal cell carcinoma is one of the skin cancer types. It starts from the abnormality of the basal cells at the genetic level. In appearence, it…
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. It usually develops on sun-exposed areas of the skin, such as the face, neck, chest, and back. BCC is slow growing and rarely spreads to other parts of the body. If left untreated, however, it can damage surrounding tissue and cause disfigurement.
Most BCCs can be surgically removed. More aggressive treatment may be necessary if cancer has spread beyond the surface of the skin or if it is large and/or difficult to remove. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are sometimes used to treat BCCs that are not able to be removed surgically or that have returned after surgery.
If you have any concerns about a suspicious growth on your skin, please consult a dermatologist or other medical professional for an evaluation. Early diagnosis and treatment of BCC can often result in a cure.