Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. More than two million cases of this skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year.
This skin cancer usually develops on skin that gets sun exposure, such as on the head, neck, and back of the hands. BCC is especially common on the face, often forming on the nose. It is possible to get BCC on any part of the body, including the trunk, legs, and arms. Basal cell is the most common skin cancer in the United States. It usually arises on sun-exposed skin. It is most often removed in the doctor’s office as a minor surgical procedure. If it is not removed, it will continue to grow locally and can cause disfigurement. Once it is completely removed, it will no longer cause any further problems.
People who use tanning beds have a much higher risk of getting BCC. They also tend to get BCC earlier in life.
This type of skin cancer grows slowly. It rarely spreads to other parts of the body. Treatment is important because BCC can grow wide and deep, destroying skin tissue and bone. Our board-certified Physician and Physician Assistants have knowledge and extensive experience, which means you can count on them to ensure that you are getting high quality treatment.
When it comes to treating your skin, it’s important to choose a specialist who knows the latest skin care treatments. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.