Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma

skin cancer clinic BrisbaneBasal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer.  Initially, it appears as a raised area of skin, that is usually shinny with some blood vessels running through it.  This type of skin cancer grows very slowly and is highly unlikely spread to other areas of the  body or result in death.  This form of cancer totals 32% cancers globally.  Approximately 35% of adult men and 25% of women will be affected by basal cell cancers at some point in their lives.

Risk Factors

  • Exposure to ultraviolet light
  • Low pigmentation in skin
  • Long term exposure to arsenic
  • Poor immune system
  • UV light exposure during childhood
  • Use of tanning beds

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