Basal cell carcinoma is a form of skin cancer that grows on areas of skin that are exposed to a lot of sunlight and UV radiation.
If you’ve found a suspicious-looking spot on your skin that you think might be basal cell carcinoma, it’s natural to feel worried and scared. This is why it’s important to regularly perform skin check-ups. The earlier cancer is caught, the easier it is to treat.
Check out this blog for helpful tips for checking for signs of skin cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma usually appears on the face or neck, but you can actually get them on any part of your body. If you’ve got lighter skin, you are at more risk for developing this form of skin cancer.
So, if you have found a spot, how can you be sure it’s not a regular mole, scar, or scab? What does basal cell carcinoma look like?
Here’s what you can look for.
Do these symptoms match the area of skin that concerns you? Contact a doctor right away to schedule an appointment so you can receive an official diagnosis.
In the meantime, ask yourself these questions:
After you meet with a doctor and it does turn out you have a basal cell carcinoma, don’t be frightened. There are many treatments available with extremely high success rates.
Ask your doctor about the SRT-100 from Sensus Healthcare. Our innovative, non-invasive machine utilizes precisely calibrated doses of superficial radiation that penetrate the uppermost layers of skin to effectively kill cancer kills.
Have more questions? Contact Sensus Healthcare today.