Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of cancer found in the United States, affecting up to 800,000 people annually. This cancer is related, but not dependent on UV exposure and therefore, generally affects older adults with fair skin. It can appear in younger patients, as well. It usually appears as a pearly, pink, flat area or nodule that tends to bleed easily. It is most commonly found on the face.

While these cancers rarely metastasize and cause life threatening problems, they can be locally invasive and destructive to the underlying bone and tissue. For this reason, we aggressively treat Basal Cell Carcinomas. The type, size, and location of the cancer will determine the type of treatment that is utilized.