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Basal Cell Carcinoma

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What is Basal Cell Carcinoma?

The most common form of cancer is basal cell carcinoma. This cancer rarely metastasizes (spreads to other areas) and is very rarely fatal. However, basal cell carcinoma is a malignancy and can cause significant disfigurement and destruction by invading surrounding tissue areas and spreading to distant areas via nerves and blood vessels.

Who Is a Candidate for Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Basal cell carcinoma can have many appearances including a shiny and translucent “pearly” bump, a red eczema-like patch, or skin infiltration with the appearance of a scar. These varying presenting characteristics make diagnosis difficult and a biopsy is required, usually without a stitch, to determine the nature of the condition.

Treatments Available

Treatment methods of basal cell carcinoma include:
• Surgical excision
• Mohs surgery
• Chemotherapy
• Radiation
• Photodynamic therapy
• Cryosurgery
• Electrodesiccation and curettage
• Vismodegib, which a new drug approved for treatment of advanced metastatic basal cell carcinoma (trade name Erivedge®)

Dr. Jessica Krant is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. If you have an area of concern, contact Dr. Krant for a consultation and examination. Dr. Krant’s office is located on the Upper East Side. Permit Dr. Krant to apply her expertise and experience in providing you the optimal recommendations for treatment.