Does stage 0 basal cell carcinoma affect men differently than women?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The only difference between the way stage 0 basal cell carcinoma affects males and the way it affects females is that it's more common among males. Even though males are much more likely to develop stage 0 basal cell carcinoma, it's affecting women at a growing rate. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer among humans in general, so both sexes should take precautions against the condition by avoiding excessive sun exposure and wearing sunscreen.

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