Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. It begins in the basal layer of the skin. Basal cell carcinomas often appear as slightly transparent bumps on the skin, though they can take other forms. This cancer occurs most often on areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun, such as your head and neck.
Most basal cell carcinomas are thought to be caused by long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight. Avoiding the sun and using sunscreen may help protect against basal cell carcinoma. After confirming the diagnosis with a skin biopsy, Dr. Svancara can discuss your best treatment options with you, and together you can develop a treatment plan.