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Were you looking for information about Basal Cell Carcinoma? Basil skin cancer is a common variation of basal cell carcinoma.
 
Ninety percent of all skin cancers in the United States are basal cell carcinoma. Common locations for this cancer include the head, face, neck, hands, and arms. For this condition to be diagnosed, the skin must be examined. A healthcare provider may do this by performing a biopsy or by examining the skin for bumps or spots that suggest skin cancer.
 
In most cases, treatment will involve some type of surgery. 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 basal cell carcinoma have a higher-than-average risk of developing skin cancer again. Some ways to prevent basal cell carcinoma include staying away from sunlamps and tanning booths, using sunscreen lotions with an SPF of at least 15, and wearing clothing to protect your skin.
  
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