Basal Cell Cancers
Basal-cell cancer (BCC) is also known as basal-cell carcinoma and it is the most common type of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinomas are usually found on areas of the body exposed to the sun.
This cancer is not to spread from your skin to other parts of your body, but it can move nearby into bone or other tissue under your skin. BCCs arise from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of basal cells.
Signs and symptoms of Basal Cell Cancers may include
- You may notice a skin growth in a dome shape that has blood vessels in it. It can be pink, brown, or black.
- Open sores that don't heal, or that heal and then come back.
- You feel that raised reddish patches occur that might be itchy.
- A wart-like growth
Preparing For Your Basal Cell Cancers Surgery
The morning of your surgery, follow your normal routine. Bathe or shower, eat breakfast and take any prescription medications.
Please remember to bring a list of all your medications with you on the day of your surgery.
Post Operative Activities
- People who've had basal cell cancers, visits are often recommended about every 6 to 12 months.
- Completely follow your diet and physical activity suggestions.