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Dallas Basal Cell Carcinoma

What Causes Basel Cell Carcinoma?

Our Dallas basal cell carcinoma treatment physicians understand that the word “carcinoma” is frightening to hear. However, basal cell carcinoma is actually the most common type of cancer, and very often easily and successfully treatable when caught early.

Many people develop basal cell carcinoma from extensive sun exposure. Here in Dallas, where golf and other outdoor activities are a way of life, our Dallas basal cell carcinoma specialists see a lot of cases. It most often presents on:

  • Back
  • Face
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Scalp
  • Other areas that are exposed to the sun

How Is Basal Cell Carcinoma Diagnosed?

It’s understandable to be concerned whenever you see changes in your skin — particularly raised areas, growths and sores that don’t go away. A physician experienced in dealing with basal cell carcinoma in Dallas TX can examine the growth and, if necessary, perform a biopsy to determine whether it is a carcinoma. This is a simple, relatively painless procedure performed by our Dallas basal cell carcinoma treatment specialists in our office under local anesthesia.

What Is Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment?

If the growth is determined to be carcinoma, there are multiple types of treatments that can be used, depending on the depth and size of the growth. Many of these are minimally invasive. In some cases, radiation therapy and possibly a surgical procedure may be necessary. However, our dermatologists, who have extensive experience in basal cell carcinoma treatment in Dallas TX, strive to use the most conservative treatment that will effectively treat the carcinoma with minimum if any permanent scarring.

The good news is that, unlike many cancers, basal skin carcinoma doesn’t spread to other organs or into the bloodstream. However, it’s still essential to have it treated since it is indeed cancer. It’s not going to go away on its own and it can spread to a larger area.

Contact Our Dallas Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment Specialists Today

If you have a growth or skin imperfection that you’re concerned about, don’t put off getting it checked out. Call or contact us online to schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists.