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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) affects about 800,000 Americans each year.

The major cause of BCC is chronic exposure to sunlight,and, as you might expect, BCC's are most commonly found on exposed parts of the body such as the face, ears, neck, scalp, shoulders and back.

Although anyone with a history of sun exposure can develop BCC, people at highest risk are those with fair skin, blond or red hair, and blue, green, or grey eyes.

When removed promptly, BCC's are easily treated in their early stages. The larger the tumor, more extensive treatments may be needed. Although this skin cancer hardly ever metastasizes (spreads) to other vital organs, it can damage surrounding tissue and even lead to the loss of an eye, ear or nose.

For more information about basal cell carcinoma, please visit the website of --The Skin Cancer Foundation--

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