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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma

Most common skin neoplasm and low metastatic potential,

Usually located on the face or the backs of the hands

Risk factors includes sun, Caucasians

Six types

Nodular (most common),pigmented, cystic, sclerosing, superficial and nevoid

Low risk if it is less than 1.5 cm in diameter

Prevention

Avoid sun exposure/burn, use sunscreen

Treatment-almost all curable

Surgical, cryotherapy, curettage, laser, referral

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