Basal Cell Carcinoma Chicago
What is Basal Cell Carcinoma?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin Cancer Foundation, approximately two million new cases of basal cell carcinoma are diagnosed each year. Those with light hair and eye color and have had a history of sunburns or regular sun exposure may be more at risk. Basal Cell Carcinomas are abnormal lesions or growths that appear in the deepest layer of the epidermis, known as the basal cell layer. They can often look like open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny bumps, or scars. A biopsy may be done to help confirm diagnosis.
What causes Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Basal Cell carcinomas can be caused by chronic sun exposure and low immune system.
How can I treat Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Treatment options for Basal Cell Carcinomas can include topical and oral based therapies. Surgical excisions, including Mohs micrographic surgery, and electrodessication and curettage are the most common forms of treatment.