- Q How is basal cell carcinoma treated?
Dr. Arthur Perry, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryBasal cell carcinomas (common type of skin cancer) are usually biopsied to establish the diagnosis. The tissue is immediately examined under the microscope (called a frozen section) to assure that all of the cancer is removed. Alternatively, some... Full Answer
- Q What are the three main kinds of skin cancer?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyThe three main kinds of skin cancer: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma. They all originate from different cell types and therefore have very different behaviors. Basal cells and squamous cells are limited to the outer skin, so they invade locally.... Full Answer
- Q What is basal cell carcinoma?
Dr. Doris Day, DermatologyThe most common of all skin cancers, basal cell carcinoma affects over one million people every year. Basal cell carcinoma typically looks like a pearly papule with little blood vessels and redness or even ulceration in the center. It also may... Full Answer