Basel Cell Carcinoma
Were you looking for information about Basal Cell Carcinoma? Basel cell carcinoma is a common misspelling of basal cell carcinoma.
Accounting for 90 percent of all skin cancers in the United States, basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. Common locations for this cancer are the head, face, neck, hands, and arms. The cancer is often removed completely during biopsy and no further treatment is required. In most cases, the disease is curable; but people who have had it have a higher-than-average risk of developing skin cancer again.
Some risk factors for this type of skin cancer include being treated with radiation, having scars or burns on the skin, and being exposed to arsenic or high levels of natural or artificial light. Among the recommendations for prevention are using sunscreen lotions, staying out of the midday sun (from morning to late afternoon) whenever you can, and staying away from sunlamps and tanning booths. If you notice any changes in your skin, consult your healthcare provider.
(Click Basal Cell Carcinoma for more information, including more detail on ways to prevent the skin cancer, as well as some specific tests or procedures your healthcare provider may use to detect and diagnose it. You can also click on the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)