Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer. It can be destructive and disfiguring. Risk is increased for individuals with a family history of the disease and a high cumulative exposure to UV light via sunlight or, in the past, carcinogenic chemicals especially arsenic. Treatment is with surgery, topical chemotherapy, x-ray, cryosurgery, photodynamic therapy, or topical immune enhancement drugs such as imiquimod. It is rarely life-threatening but if left u ...
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Skin Self-Exam
... How to examine Perform monthly after a bath or shower. Use a full-length and hand mirror. Note any moles, blemishes or birthmarks, from the top of your head to your toes. Note changes in color, size o...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Prevention
... Most skin cancers are preventable. To best protect your health and skin, take the following steps: Limit your time in the sun. Avoid staying in the sun so long that you get a sunburn or a suntan. Both...
Source: MayoClinic

   

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