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What is basal cell carcinoma?

Solbari blog: What is basal cell carcinoma?

Basal cell carcinoma or BCC as they are also known are uncontrollable growths or lesions that occur in the skin basal cells. Basal cells are found in the upper level of the skin.

BCCs can take on a number of different features but they often look like open sores, red or pinkish patches on the skin, shiny bumps or scars.

Over 95% of BCCs are caused by sun exposure, so they are often found on body areas that have been most exposed to the sun: head, face, arms and legs.

BCCs rarely spread to other parts of the body and if removed by a doctor that is normally the end of the matter. For context more than 4 million cases of basal cell carcinoma are diagnosed and treated in the US every year.

BCCs are the most common form of non-melanoma skin cancer and accounting for around 70% of all cases.

Whilst there is a high incidence rate of BCCs and the survival rate is very high, sadly too many people still die every year of non-melanoma skin cancer.

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The Solbari Team   
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult your medical professional.



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