Basal Cell Carcinoma: Finding Your Way Through Diagnosis, Treatment, and Beyond: The Chronicles of Basal Cell Carcinoma (Paperback)

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Basal Cell Carcinoma: Finding Your Way Through Diagnosis, Treatment, and Beyond: The Chronicles of Basal Cell Carcinoma (Paperback)

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Cancer of the skin known as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) begins in the basal cells of the epidermis, the skin's outermost layer. As older skin cells die off, they are replaced by new ones produced by basal cells. Long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds is the leading cause of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most prevalent form of skin cancer.
- This malignancy tends to progress slowly and almost never spreads to other parts of the body, a phenomenon known as "metastasis." However, if untreated, it can spread to neighboring tissues, resulting in scarring. Pearly or waxy bumps on the skin, often with visible blood vessels; flat, flesh-colored or brown scar-like lesions are all possible presentations of basal cell carcinoma.
Successful management requires prompt diagnosis and treatment of basal cell carcinoma. Surgical excision, radiation therapy, and topical therapies may all be viable alternatives, depending on the nature and location of the tumor. BCC can be prevented and detected early by taking precautions against sun damage and keeping a close eye on the skin for any signs of change.
Product Details ISBN: 9798876465047
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: January 17th, 2024
Pages: 64
Language: English