Basal Cell Carcinoma
What is basal cell carcinoma (BCC)?
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common invasive malignant skin cancer found in humans. The most common location for basal cell carcinoma is the head and neck region (85%); The nose is the most common site.
Am I at risk for developing Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)?
The main risk factor for the development of BCC is ultraviolet light exposure. Individuals with lighter skin complexion, blond or red hair, light eye color, poor tanning ability (skin type I), and sun-damaged skin are at greatest risk. Although the male-to-female ratio for developing basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is 2:1, women younger than 40 years of age outnumber men in this age group.
How do I determine whether I have Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)?
Make an appointment for consultation with Dr. Dele-Michael today for a complete skin exam to determine whether you have a skin cancer. An annual skin exam is recommended.
Is there a treatment for basal cell carcinoma?
There are many treatment options available for BCC including excision, Mohs surgery, electrodessication & curettage, radiation and topical medicine. Make an appointment to discuss the best treatment option for your skin condition today.