DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service. Note that this may not provide an exact translation in all languages. Updated December App to facilitate skin self-examination and early detection. Read more. Basal cell carcinoma BCC is a common, locally invasive , keratinocyte cancer also known as nonmelanoma cancer.
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We're committed to providing you with the very best cancer care, and your safety continues to be a top priority. This is just one more way of ensuring your safety and that of our staff. Read more. The best way to prevent skin cancer is to avoid excessive exposure to the sun as much as possible — not just when you are at the beach or a swimming pool but every day.
Apply two thin coats about an ounce per application as part of your daily routine. Exposure to Industrial Compounds. Overexposure to ultraviolet UV radiation from the sun is the single most important cause of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma.
The radiation reaches you by invisible rays, which are part of the energy produced by the sun. Scientists believe that UVB radiation, known for causing sunburns and blistering, causes most skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma develops most often among people who have been exposed to UVB radiation in particular, especially if the exposure caused sunburns or blistering.
People who work outside, spend time at the beach, or participate in outdoor sports have a higher risk of developing skin cancer. UVA rays, generally responsible for tanning, also cause skin damage. Sun lamps and tanning beds are other sources of exposure to harmful UVA rays and should be avoided. UVA rays can also travel through glass and clouds.
People with fair skin, especially those with blond or red hair and blue or light-colored eyes, have a higher chance of developing skin cancer. Fair-skinned people have less of the skin pigment called melanin. Melanin gives skin, hair, and eyes their color. It also provides a degree of natural protection from the sun.
However, people with dark skin, who have more melanin, can still develop basal cell carcinoma. People who have had skin cancer have a higher risk of developing skin cancer again. Up to half of all people who have been diagnosed with one basal cell carcinoma develop another skin cancer within five years.
Aside from sun exposure, there are a few less common risk factors for basal cell carcinoma. They include repeated exposure to. People with a weakened immune system have a higher risk for developing basal cell carcinoma. This includes people who have lymphoma or leukemia , are receiving chemotherapy , or are being treated with drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection. It usually takes a long time between when your skin was exposed to harmful UV rays and when basal cell carcinoma appears.
This means that older people are at a greater risk of developing the disease. Also, as you age, your body loses its ability to repair damage from the sun. This increases your cancer risk as well. Skip to main content. Basal Cell Carcinoma Screening. Basal Cell Carcinoma Diagnosis. Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment. Living beyond Basal Cell Carcinoma. Basal Cell Carcinoma Clinical Trials.
Fair Skin People with fair skin, especially those with blond or red hair and blue or light-colored eyes, have a higher chance of developing skin cancer. Personal History of Skin Cancer People who have had skin cancer have a higher risk of developing skin cancer again. Exposure to Industrial Compounds Aside from sun exposure, there are a few less common risk factors for basal cell carcinoma.
They include repeated exposure to radiation coal tar arsenic other industrial compounds. Previous Basal Cell Carcinoma. Next Basal Cell Carcinoma Screening.
Basal Cell Carcinoma (Eyelid Cancer)
Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Basal cell carcinoma is a superficial, slowly growing papule or nodule that derives from certain epidermal cells. Basal cell carcinomas arise from keratinocytes near the basal layer, which are sometimes called basaloid keratinocytes. Metastasis is rare, but local growth can be highly destructive. Diagnosis is by biopsy. See also Overview of Skin Cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma
NCBI Bookshelf. Brianna McDaniel ; Talel Badri. Basal cell carcinoma BCC , previously known as basal cell epithelioma, is the most common cancer in Humans. BCC mostly arises on sun-damaged skin and rarely develops on the mucous membranes or palms and soles.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
The most common type of eyelid cancer is basal cell carcinoma. Most basal cell carcinomas can be removed with surgery. However, many older patients will try to ignore these slow growing tumors. Basal cell carcinomas are more commonly found on the lower eyelids and almost never spread to other parts of the body metastasize. Patients with basal cell carcinomas most commonly notice a reddish nodule slowly forming on their eyelid.