Basal Cell Carcinoma from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

Basal Cell Carcinoma from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

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Basal-cell carcinoma (BCC), a skin cancer, is the most common cancer.[1] It rarely metastasizes or kills. However, because it can cause significant destruction and disfigurement by invading surrounding tissues, it is still considered malignant.[2][3]

Statistically, in the United States approximately 3 out of 10 Caucasians may develop a basal-cell cancer within their lifetime.[4] In 80 percent of all cases, basal-cell cancers are found on the head and neck.[4] There appears to be an increase in the incidence of basal-cell cancer of the

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