What Is Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Q:
What is superficial basal cell carcinoma?

A:
Superficial basal cell carcinoma is a subtype of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), a common skin cancer.

Superficial BBC occurs more at adolescence or young adulthood.

Many treatments can deal with superficial BBC, such as:

  • Topical medications
    These drugs include imiquimod and fluorouoracil.
  • Freezing therapy
    Liquid nitrogen can kill cancerous cells by freezing them.
  • Electrodesiccation and curettage
    This surgery can remove small or superficial BBC.

As long as you get proper and timely treatments, superficial basal cell carcinoma will not be fatal.

Key word: superficial basal cell carcinoma

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