Basal Cell Carcinoma News and Research

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Basal cell cancer begins in the lowest layer of the epidermis, the basal cell layer. About 8 out of 10 skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. They usually begin on areas exposed to the sun, such as the head and neck. Basal cell carcinoma was once found mostly in middle-aged or older people. But now it is also being seen in younger people. This may be because people are spending more time in the sun without protecting their skin.

Basal cell carcinoma tends to grow slowly. It is very rare for a basal cell cancer to spread to distant parts of the body (metastasize). But if it is not treated, it can grow into nearby areas and spread into the bone or other tissues beneath the skin.

After treatment, basal cell carcinoma can come back (recur) in the same place on the skin. New basal cell cancers can also start in other places on the skin. As many as half of the people who have one basal cell cancer will get a new skin cancer within 5 years.
Scientists find key step in a signaling pathway that helps orchestrate embryonic development

Scientists find key step in a signaling pathway that helps orchestrate embryonic development

Before hitting the beach, learn the signs of skin cancer

Before hitting the beach, learn the signs of skin cancer

Non-melanoma skin cancers in young adults has increased significantly in the last three decades

Non-melanoma skin cancers in young adults has increased significantly in the last three decades

Imiquimod and fluorouracil emerge as effective weapons for treating superficial basal cell carcinomas

Imiquimod and fluorouracil emerge as effective weapons for treating superficial basal cell carcinomas

Targeting the Hedgehog pathway could be used in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Targeting the Hedgehog pathway could be used in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists identify genes that promote the growth and recurrence of skin cancer

Scientists identify genes that promote the growth and recurrence of skin cancer

Scientists have identified genes that promote the growth and recurrence of skin cancer

Scientists have identified genes that promote the growth and recurrence of skin cancer

Cyclopamine, derived from the corn lily may treat and prevent basal cell carcinoma

Cyclopamine, derived from the corn lily may treat and prevent basal cell carcinoma

Certain cancers might one day be cured without the use of toxic chemotherapy and radiation

Certain cancers might one day be cured without the use of toxic chemotherapy and radiation

Counseling for breast cancer patients means healthier diets, reduced smoking and stronger immune systems

Counseling for breast cancer patients means healthier diets, reduced smoking and stronger immune systems

New cream treatment for common form of skin cancer

New cream treatment for common form of skin cancer

3M granted FDA approval for cream to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma

3M granted FDA approval for cream to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma

FDA approval for skin cancer cream

FDA approval for skin cancer cream