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Basal cell carcinoma

Updated: 2023-09-09


A type of skin cancer that begins in the basal cells.


Basal cell carcinoma is skin cancer that begins in the basal cells. Basal cells produce new skin cells as old ones die.


This cancer typically happens on sun-exposed skin, such as the face and neck. It may look like a bump on the skin or a sore that won't heal.


Treatments include surgery to remove the cancer or prescription creams or medications.