Advertisement

How common is basal cell carcinoma?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. More than two million cases are diagnosed every year. Similar to other skin cancers, BCC tends to grow on areas that are exposed to sunlight. It is important to bring any mole or area of concern to your healthcare provider's attention before these areas spread.

Continue Learning about Skin Cancers

Surprising Spots to Check for Skin Cancer
Surprising Spots to Check for Skin CancerSurprising Spots to Check for Skin CancerSurprising Spots to Check for Skin CancerSurprising Spots to Check for Skin Cancer
Don't overlook these often-missed places where skin cancer can lurk. The facts sound scary: one in five Americans will get skin cancer. Deadly melanom...
Start Slideshow
What Really Works to Fight Skin Cancer
What Really Works to Fight Skin CancerWhat Really Works to Fight Skin CancerWhat Really Works to Fight Skin CancerWhat Really Works to Fight Skin Cancer
Learn about the treatment options for skin cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with skin cancer, either recently or in the past, one of y...
Start Slideshow
9 Sunscreen Mistakes You Don't Have to Make
9 Sunscreen Mistakes You Don't Have to Make9 Sunscreen Mistakes You Don't Have to Make9 Sunscreen Mistakes You Don't Have to Make9 Sunscreen Mistakes You Don't Have to Make
You already know that it’s important to wear sunscreen—one Australian study even found that daily sunscreen use could reduce the risk of melanoma by ...
Start Slideshow
Prevent Skin Cancer With Lemon Zest
Prevent Skin Cancer With Lemon Zest

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.