Basal Cell Carcinoma – Eyelid & Face Skin
What is Basal cell carcinoma?
Basal cell carcinoma is the one of the most common forms of skin cancer. These cancers are slow growing and generally do not spread to other parts of the body. Nonetheless they can cause harm by growing and pervading the adjacent tissue.
Predisposing factors for Basal Cell Carcinoma:
Two most important factors that play part in the development of Basal Cell Carcinomas are, sun exposure and light coloured skin. The chief cause of skin cancer is Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sun. The area of the body that is most likely to get affected with basal cell lesions is the face.
Most skin cancers appear after the age of 50 however, avoidance of exposure to sunlight should be practised since childhood, as sun’s damaging effects start in a quite early age .
A Basal cell carcinoma usually begins as a small, bump that appears dome- shaped and shiny. Tiny, superficial blood vessels cover this bump. Some of the basal cell carcinomas have melanin pigmentin them which makes them appear dark.
How can a case of Basal cell carcinoma managed?
Tissue biopsy can be done to make the correct diagnosis. Main purpose is to eliminate or destroy the cancer completely with as small a scar as possible.
Techniques used to treat basal cell carcinomas include:
- Curettage and desiccation.
- Surgical removal (excision).
- Radiation therapy.
- Mohs micrographic surgery
How to prevent Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Sun exposure should be avoided in case of susceptible people.
Regular surveillance of susceptible individuals.
What can be the cost of treatment for a case of Basal Cell Carcinoma?
The price for the treatment depends upon the mode of treatment that is followed. Radiation therapy and Cryosurgery may be relatively cheaper as compared to Mohs micrographic surgery. In general, a consultation with Dr. Debraj Shome would cost you about 1000 Rs. per consultation.
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