Basal cell carcinoma is a non-melanocytic cancer of the skin (that is, an epithelial tumor) that arises from basal cells, that is, small, round cells located in the lower layer of the skin.
It is considered the most common skin cancer and the most common cancer of the human species.
The prognosis for patients with basal cell carcinoma is excellent as it does not show metastases, but, if the disease is not treated, it can cause significant morbidity.
Basal cell carcinoma usually develops on the skin exposed to the sun, such as on the head, neck and back of the hands.
It is very common on the face and often occurs on the nose.
It can occur on any part of the body, including the torso, legs, and arms.
Solarium use has a much higher risk of developing basal cell carcinoma in people who opt for it.
The development of this skin cancer is slow.
The treatment is important because it has a wide and deep growth, destroying the skin tissue and bones if left for a long time.
Surgical removal of the lesion is a radical treatment.