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Chicago Medical Dermatology Conditions Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCC)

There has been a considerable increase in Melanoma and Nonmelanoma skin cancers over the past 20 years. Fair skinned people, especially those with red or blond hair, are particularly vulnerable, while people with organ or bone marrow transplants are extremely vulnerable (4-60X). BCC is the most common type of cancer in humans, and comprises the vast majority of skin cancers. The face is the most common location, however they can occur anywhere. Although there are some more aggressive subtypes, basal cell carcinoma generally are slow growing lesions that rarely spread to other organs (metastasize). Nevertheless, these tumors require treatment because, over time, they can grow large and invade underlying tissues and bony structures.

Treatments
Excision, Mohs micrographic surgery, topical, chemical, cryotherapy and curettage, and light-based therapies. We pick a therapy based on location, pathology subtype, patient demographic. Risks and benefits as well as risk of recurrence is discussed before any treatment is chosen.


To discuss your Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCC) Chicago condition with a Board Certified Dermatologist please make an online appointment or call (312) 585 7299 today.