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What is Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a form of skin cancer that develops in the cells found in the bottom layer of the epidermis (top layer of skin). BCC forms when the DNA of the normal basal cells becomes damaged, which allows the damaged cells to grow and reproduce out of control.
At over 3.5 million diagnosed cases per year, basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer found in the United States. And basal cell carcinoma cases are continuing to rise year after year. With this increase, it’s essential to learn as much as you can about this common cancer to reduce your risk and ensure the health of your skin.
Read our basal cell carcinoma guide below to better understand how it can show up on the skin, what causes BCC, and how we treat basal cell carcinoma at The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington.
Basal Cell Carcinoma FAQs
Our team of experienced dermatologists at the Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington use a few different basal cell carcinoma treatment methods to address and cure this type of skin cancer.
Your basal cell carcinoma treatment may include:
- Mohs surgery
- Excisional surgery
- Curettage and electrodesiccation (electrosurgery)
- Photodynamic therapy
- Laser surgery
- Topical medications
To learn more about the different treatment options we offer for basal cell carcinoma at the Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington, please get in touch with our clinic.
Basal Cell Carcinoma Photos
Not sure what basal cell carcinoma may look like? Use the visuals below to get more familiar with how this skin cancer may show up on your body. If you have any other questions about basal cell carcinoma or skin cancer, please get in touch with one of our board-certified dermatologists today.
Diagnosis and Treatment for Basal Cell Carcinoma in Wilmington, NC
Do you suspect you may have basal cell carcinoma or have been diagnosed with it and are looking for skin cancer treatment options?
At The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington, our board-certified dermatologists are highly experienced in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. Schedule an appointment today by contacting our North Carolina office at (910) 782-0028 or request an appointment online.