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Basal Cell Carcinoma

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What is it?

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. More than 2 million people are diagnosed with it in the United States each year. BCC is not a life threatening form of skin cancer except in very very rare cases. BCC most commonly happens on the face and may start out looking like a pimple that never goes away.

Who gets it?

You are more likely to get BCC if you have the following risk factors:

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Treatment

The only way to diagnose any type of skin cancer is with a skin biopsy. After the BCC is diagnosed, there are several ways to treat a BCC:

Tips

Most BCC’s are cured with the prescribed treatment.

Learn more at the American Academy of Dermatology: AAD Basal cell carcinoma.

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Our goal here at The Dermatology of Institute of Boston is protect the health of our patients and staff. To continue caring for our patients during these uncertain times, while strictly adhering to the guidelines set by the CDC, we will be only offering virtual consultations. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.

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