BASAL Cell Carcinoma

The most common type of keratinocyte cancer 

Many FORMS

If caught early- entirely treatable

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is a non-melanoma skin cancer that starts in the basal cells of the lower layer of the epidermis.

 

Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of Keratinocyte cancer and accounts for 70% of non-melanoma skin cancers.

How is Basal Cell Carcinoma caused?

Basal cells shed as new ones form, when DNA is damaged from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, basal cells are triggered, resulting in uncontrolled growth.

Risk Factors

  • UV exposure from the sun or indoor tanning

  • Fair Skin

  • History of Skin Cancer 

  • Aged 50 years and over

  • Male Gender

  • Skin injuries, inflammation or infection

                                                                                                                                                           

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Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma

  • Shiny or pearly nodule

Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma

  • Scaly & irregular plaque

Morphoeic Basal Cell Carcinoma

  • waxy yellow/white scar

Basosquamous Basal Cell Carcinoma

  • mixed BCC and SCC

Investigation

  • Skin checks 3-12 monthly

  • Skin Biopsy Surgery

  • Histopathology analysis

Treatment Options

  • Surgical Excision

  • Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT)

  • Cryotherapy

  • Cautery and Curettage

  • Aldara

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