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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Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer
... Many people love the sun. The sun''s rays make us feel good, and in the short term, it makes us look good.  But our love affair isn’t a two way street: Exposure to sun causes most of the wrinkles...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Signs and symptoms
... A change on your skin is the most common warning sign of skin cancer. Skin cancer may appear as a small growth or as a sore that bleeds, crusts over, heals and then reopens. The first sign of melanoma...
Source: MayoClinic

... Your skin (epidermis) is composed of two layers. Skin cancers may start in the outermost layer, which is made up of squamous cells. The innermost layer contains basal cells mixed together with cells c...
Source: MayoClinic

Risk factors
... These factors may increase your risk of skin cancer: Fair skin. Having less pigment (melanin) in your skin provides less protection from damaging UV radiation from the sun or from tanning beds. If you...
Source: MayoClinic

Screening and diagnosis
... See your doctor if you notice a new skin growth, a bothersome change in your skin, a change in the appearance or texture of a mole, or a sore that doesn''t heal in two weeks. Your doctor may suspect c...
Source: MayoClinic