Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC): Is it on Your Radar?

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Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer but the least serious. If addressed early, BCC can be easily resolved in most cases.

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Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is triggered by DNA mutation (caused by UV radiation, usually from the sun) to the block-like basal cells located in the lower layer of the epidermis, which causes the cells to grow and change abnormally.


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10 Sep 2020
Was very informative
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10 Sep 2020
Informative and clearly present with resources for further information
Ruth Andrews
07 Apr 2020
Easy to understand, gave me more to research and grow my knowledge.
Allison Chafer
27 Aug 2020
A good read provided me with update evidence based research on recognizing melanomas. Very valuable and interesting.
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Lynette Ryan6
16 Nov 2020
Good brief overview
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Marion Holzel
09 Jun 2023
Early detection and diagnosis of Skin Cancers plays a vital role in developing strategies to acive a good outcome for the Residents.
Michelle Sweatman
02 Sep 2020
Easy reading. Very informative. Thank you.
Karolina Jezewska
27 Apr 2020
Very interesting.
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