Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Basal cell carcinoma


Related Topics

  
  Basal Cell Carcinoma
The usual cause of Basal cell cancer is chronic sun overexposure, sunburns and disfigurement to the skin and nearby structures.
Basal cell carcinoma is usually a problem for people with fair skin and a poor ability to tan.
the cell is devided to three kinds first is scaly cells on the surface called squamous cells second is round cells called and basal cells; and this cells called melanocytes, which give your skin its color.
www.health-care-guide.org /basal-cell-epithelioma.htm   (300 words)

  
  Basal cell carcinoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tumor cells resemble normal basal cells (small, monomorphous) are disposed in palisade at the periphery of the tumor nests, but are spindle-shaped and irregular in the middle.
Basal cell carcinomas develop in the basal cell layer of the skin.
The development of multiple basal cell cancer at an early age could be indicative of Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basal_cell_carcinoma   (866 words)

  
 Basal cell carcinoma: importance of histologic discontinuities in the evaluation of resection margins.
Basal cell carcinoma: importance of histologic discontinuities in the evaluation of resection margins.
The examination of margins in general, and of basal cell carcinomas in particular, is subjective and varies greatly between observers (1).
Imayama (23, 24), in an ultrastructural study of superficial BCCs, suggested that nests seen in cross section represent the proximal aspects of the tumor, and that the tumor itself extends through the epidermis as a single cell layer which is not recognizable histologically.
www.netautopsy.org /basalcel.htm   (3258 words)

  
 Basal Cell Carcinoma - Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common and least lethal form of all cancers.
The main cause of basal cell carcinoma of the skin is ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
Basal cell carcinomas on the scalp, nose and corners of the nose, are especially troublesome.
www.healthscout.com /ency/1/199/main.html   (1007 words)

  
 Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinomas are the result of sun damage to the skin.
Basal cell carcinomas are most common on the face because the face receives more sunlight than other parts of the body.
Often people will develop a second basal cell carcinoma close to the spot were one has been treated because the surrounding skin is just as damaged by the sun as the skin where the first basal cell carcinoma grew.
www.healthseakers.com /pages/otherskin/basal.html   (637 words)

  
 Sloan-Kettering - Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinomas are most often found on the face, neck, hands, or other parts of the body that have been exposed to the sun.
Basal cell carcinomas rarely spread throughout the body and deaths from them are very rare; however, because they often occur on the face, their locally destructive effects can result in serious cosmetic deformity if not diagnosed and treated early.
Basal cell carcinomas are highly curable with both surgical and non-surgical therapy.
www.mskcc.org /mskcc/html/5424.cfm   (374 words)

  
 Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell cancer, sometimes called non-melanoma skin cancer, usually appears as a small, fleshy bump or nodule on the head, neck, or hands.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer found in Caucasians.
A basal cell carcinoma usually appears as a small, shiny bump or nodule on the skin, and mainly on the areas exposed to the sun, such as the head, neck, arms, hands, and face.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/adult_skin/basal.cfm   (248 words)

  
 Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer in humans, and although metastasis rarely occurs, the tumor cells are nevertheless able to invade and destroy the surrounding tissue.
RESULTS: p63 was expressed in the nuclei of epidermal basal and suprabasal cells, in the cells of the germinative hair matrix and the external root sheath of hair follicles, in the basal cells of the sebaceous gland and in the myoepithelial/basal cells of the sweat glands.
Basal cell carcinoma arising from the nipple of the breast is an uncommon malignancy, with only a handful of cases reported in the literature.
www.thedoctorsdoctor.com /diseases/skin_basalcell_ca.htm   (13974 words)

  
 The Skin Cancer Foundation - Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of cancer, with about a million new cases estimated in the U.S. each year.
Basal cell carcinomas are malignant growths--tumors--that arise in this layer.
Basal cell carcinoma can usually be diagnosed with a simple biopsy and is fairly easy to treat when detected early.
www.skincancer.org /basal/index.php   (546 words)

  
 AllRefer Health - Basal Cell Carcinoma (Cancer - Skin - Basal Cell, Rodent Ulcer, Skin Cancer - Basal Cell)
Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing skin tumor involving cancerous changes in basal skin cells.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of cancer in the US.
Other risks include a genetic predisposition -- basal cell carcinomas are more common in those who have light colored skin, blue or green eyes, blond or red hair -- and overexposure to X-rays or other forms of radiation.
health.allrefer.com /health/basal-cell-carcinoma-info.html   (555 words)

  
 Basal Cell Carcinoma - Causes, Symptoms And Treatment
The reason for this characteristic is the tumor's growth dependency on its stroma, which on invasion of tumor cells into the vessels is not disseminated with the tumor cells.
Therefore, BCCs rarely occur on the vermilion border of the lips or on the genital mucous membranes.
Serious problems, however, may occur with BCC arising in certain locations on the face: around the eyes, in the nasolabial folds, around the ear canal, or in the posterior auricular sulcus.
www.skin-disorders.net /diseases/basal-cell-carcinoma.html   (639 words)

  
 Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma is named for the basal cells from which it develops, which are located at the bottom of the outer skin layer (epidermis).
The majority of basal cell carcinomas are highly curable with both surgical and non-surgical therapy.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/b/basalcell.htm   (990 words)

  
 Skin cancer symptoms, signs, prevention, and treatment and information on the types of skin cancer on MedicineNet.com
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and accounts for more than 90 percent of all skin cancer in the U.S. These cancers almost never spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body.
A basal cell carcinoma usually begins as a small, dome-shaped bump and is often covered by small, superficial blood vessels called telangiectases.
Mohs micrographic surgery is preferred for large basal cell carcinomas, those that recur after previous treatment, or lesions affecting parts of the body where experience shows that recurrence is common after treatment by other methods.
www.medicinenet.com /skin_cancer/article.htm   (1359 words)

  
 Skin Cancer Information - BASAL-CELL CANCER/CARCINOMA
The different forms of basal cell carcinoma, man's most common skin cancer, will be discussed as well as various types of skin cancer surgery and other therapies currently in use to treat basal cell carcinoma.
BCC may be classified/described both clinically (how it looks to the naked eye) and histologically (how it looks under the microscope) by numerous terms, confusing to both patients and some doctors.
Basal cells have an enzyme (protein) that digests collagen, called collagenase (dissolver of collagen).
www.skincancerinfo.com /basal/basalcell.html   (1773 words)

  
 Handbook of Ocular Disease Management - Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common malignancy of the eyelid, accounting for over ninety percent of all cancerous lid lesions.
Basal cell carcinoma is more common in older, fair-skinned individuals, especially with a history of prolonged or excessive exposure to sunlight.
Basal cell carcinoma is rarely life-threatening because of its non-metastatic, slow-growing nature.
www.revoptom.com /HANDBOOK/sect1e.htm   (300 words)

  
 Basal cell carcinoma
Basal cell nevus syndrome, also rare, is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and gives rise to multiple defects of the skin, nervous system, eyes, endocrine glands and bones.
It is characterised by the development of basal cell carcinomas, particularly around the eyes and nose, at or about the time of puberty.
photodynamic therapy, in which tumour cells are rendered sensitive to certain wavelengths of laser light by the absorption of a drug.
www.allaboutmedicalsales.com /medical_briefings/basal_cell_carcinoma_ip_081004.html   (1073 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Basal cell carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
Basal cell skin cancer used to be more common in people over age 40, but is now often diagnosed in younger people.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000824.htm   (857 words)

  
 Basal cell carcinoma definition - Cancer information on MedicineNet.com
Basal cell carcinoma: The most common type of skin cancer, a disease in which the cancer cells resemble the basal cells of the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin.
Basal cell carcinomas usually appear as the classic "sore that doesn't heal." A bleeding or scabbing sore that seems to get somewhat better, then recurs and starts to bleed, may be a basal cell carcinoma.
Basal cell carcinomas on the scalp, ears, and sides of the nose, as well as those which have come back after being treated, are treated best by Mohs surgery.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2437   (350 words)

  
 basal cell carcinoma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Excision of this lesion should be accomplished by microscopically controlled surgery to ensure that all of it has been removed and to allow for the least deforming of the normal tissue.
Basal cell carcinoma may occur on skin that is not sun exposed, although involvement of these sites may be unusual.
Another histologic variation of basal cell carcinoma is the superficial type.
matrix.ucdavis.edu /tumors/tradition/bce.html   (333 words)

  
 Basal Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancer
BCC is when there is abnormal growth of the basal cells of the skin/epidermis.
The basal cells are the cells that continouly replicate and replace the skin that is lost after trauma or after normal skin shedding.
Basal cell cancer, with the telangiectasia and nodular appearance.
www.skincosmos.com /basal-cell-carcinoma   (199 words)

  
 Basal cell carcinoma -- Wong et al. 327 (7418): 794 -- BMJ
basal cell carcinoma on the trunk and limbs.
Basal cell carcinoma: tumor clustering is associated with increased accrual in high-risk subgroups.
Cutaneous basal cell carcinomas: distinct host factors are associated with the development of tumors on the trunk and on the head and neck.
bmj.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/327/7418/794   (3291 words)

  
 Basal Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancer Thousand Oaks Skin Cancer Doctor Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Westlake Village, ...
BASAL CELL CARCINOMA (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer.
If the cells involve or come close to the cut surgical margin, further skin is removed precisely in the mapped out area.
If the cells are found in this area, another specimen of skin is removed, analyzed in a similar manner and repeated until no tumor cells are present under the microscope.
www.cosmeticsurg.com /thousand_oaks_skin_cancer_basal_cell.html   (457 words)

  
 eMedicine - Basal Cell Carcinoma : Article by Michael L Ramsey, MD
Pigmented BCC: In addition to features seen in lesions of nodular BCC, lesions of pigmented BCC contain increased brown or fl pigment and are most common in individuals with dark skin (see Image 7).
Superficial BCC appears as buds of basaloid cells attached to the undersurface of the epidermis.
Although its exact mode of action in treating BCC is not known, imiquimod is thought to act by modifying the immune response (particularly the cell-mediated immune response) and by stimulating apoptosis in tumor cells.
www.emedicine.com /derm/topic47.htm   (4438 words)

  
 Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that occurs most commonly on the face or neck, often near an eyelid or on the
The tumor cells are thought to originate from the basal, or innermost, layer of the skin.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer in the United States.
www.stlukeseye.com /Conditions/BasalCellCarcinoma.asp   (390 words)

  
 Basal cell skin cancer
Basal cell skin cancer (carcinoma) most often appears on areas of the body that have been exposed to the sun, such as the head, face, neck, back, chest, or shoulders.
Basal cell carcinoma grows slowly and does not usually spread to other parts of the body (metastasize).
Basal cell skin carcinoma is the most common skin cancer in light-skinned people.
www.webmd.com /hw/health_guide_atoz/stb17744.asp?navbar=aa32173   (198 words)

  
 eMedicine - Basal Cell Carcinoma : Article by Robert S Bader, MD
Typically, basal cell tumors enlarge slowly and relentlessly and tend to be locally destructive.
Morpheaform BCC is an uncommon variant in which tumor cells induce a proliferation of fibroblasts within the dermis and an increased collagen deposition (sclerosis) that clinically resembles a scar.
This tumor is often misdiagnosed as eczematous dermatitis or guttate psoriasis and is often difficult to distinguish from Bowen disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ) clinically.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic214.htm   (3661 words)

  
 Basal cell carcinoma, BCC. DermNet NZ
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer in humans and is particularly prevalent in the Australia and New Zealand.
BCC typically affects adults of fair complexion who have had a lot of sun exposure, or repeated episodes of sunburn.
The tendency to develop BCC may be inherited, and is a particular problem for families with basal cell naevus syndrome (Gorlin syndrome) or Bazex syndrome.
www.dermnetnz.org /lesions/basal-cell-carcinoma.html   (829 words)

  
 The Skin Cancer Foundation - Skin Cancer
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, and is estimated to affect about 1 million Americans each year.
Learn the symptoms of and treatments for this skin cancer, and what steps you can take to reduce your risk.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common skin cancer after basal cell carcinoma, is estimated to afflict more than 250,000 Americans each year.
www.skincancer.org /blogsection/skin-cancer   (183 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.