Basal cell carcinoma is one of the most common types of skin cancer that are medically known today. The condition is considered highly malignant as it can easily invade surrounding tissues and bring about severe destruction of cells and disfigurement of the surrounding tissues. . Basal cell tumors are generally noted on the skin exposed to sunlight, and show very slow growth However, the disease has rare reported cases of metastasization or death. The last few years have shown a slightly higher number of cases, indicating an increase in the incidences of the disease.
Skin cancer - Basal cell
Nonmelanoma skin cancer,
Basal cell NMSC (Nonmelanoma skin cancer)
Though BCC accounts for 80% of all types of skin related cancers, it is less harmful than other cancers because of its non metastasizing nature.
Geographical incidence: White population carries a risk of Basal cell carcinoma as 33-39% for men while 23-28% for women. Also it is noted that the incidence doubles in the 25 years. Australia is showing high percentage of basal cell carcinoma cases now a day.
Skin type: People with dark skin are somewhat protected as, basal skin carcinoma is known to affect light skin individuals more frequently.
Age: The incidence of developing BCC gradually increases with age. BCC is hardly found in patients of less than 40 years age, except some cases like basal cell nevus syndrome.