Can Basal Cell Carcinoma Occur on Scalp?

Q:
Can basal cell carcinoma occur on scalp?

A:
Ultraviolet in sunlight can do damage to DNA of basal cells, leading to basal cell carcinoma. As a result, it is more likely for basal cell carcinoma to occur in body parts that tend to be exposed to the sun, such as the head and neck.

Therefore, basal cell carcinoma can occur on scalp. Given that it is harder to found abnormalities on scalp, regular physical exams are necessary.

If you often walk in the heat of the day or have got yourself tanned, you should pay close attention to your skin condition.

Key word: basal cell carcinoma scalp

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