Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer in humans, with approximately 3.5 million cases diagnosed annually. BCC typically appears on sun-exposed skin and looks like a flesh-colored or pink bump, or a sore that bleeds and does not heal. There is great variability in its location and appearance. When diagnosed by biopsy, basal cell carcinoma is usually surgically removed; however, immunotherapy and photodynamic therapy can often be used successfully. Occasionally, MOHS micrographic surgery for BCC in cosmetically sensitive areas or radiation therapy for large BCC is indicated. 

Examples of Basal Cell Carcinoma


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