Basal Cell carcinoma

basal cell

What Is Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Picture of Basal Cell Carcinoma Basal cell carcinoma is a cancer that grows on parts of your skin that get a lot of sun. It’s natural to feel worried when your doctor tells you that you have it, but keep in mind that it’s the smallest amount risky type of skin cancer. As long as you catch it early on, you can be cured.

This cancer is unlikely to spread from your skin to other parts of your body, but it can move nearby into bone or other tissue under your skin. Several treatments can keep that from occurrence and get rid of the cancer.

The tumors start off as small shiny bumps, regularly on your nose or other parts of your face. But you can get them on any part of your body, including your trunk, legs, and arms. If you’ve got fair skin, you’re more likely to get this skin cancer.

What do BCCs look like?

An early basal cell carcinoma can be very subtle, just looking like a scaling patch that will not heal, or a skin colored bump.  As BCCs grow they become more understandable and they may bleed or crust and grow into a larger lump.

How are BBCs treated?

  • There are a number of ways to treat basal cell carcinomas depending on the area and severity of the skin lesion.

Cause

Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or from a tanning bed are the main cause of basal cell carcinoma.

When UV rays hit your skin, over time, they can damage the DNA in your skin cells. The DNA holds the code for the way these cells grow. Over time, damage to the DNA can reason cancer to form. The process takes many years.