Basal Cel Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma is a superficially growing skin cancer. It grows very slowly and normally does not spread via lymphatic or blood vessels. It is the most common form of skin cancer and usually appears in elderly patients (95% of BCC is affecting patients older than 40 years). BCC is easy to treat in most of the cases. Sometimes more than one BCC is occurring during life time and regular skin checks are recommended.

Treatment

Superficial types of BCC can be treated by photodynamic therapy, others have to be cut out under local anesthesia. In some cases, the Mohs technique is applied.