Disease Information for Basal cell carcinoma

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Facial ulceration/ulcers
Face skin lesions
Fair complexion/population/blond
Nasal ulceration/cutaneous sore
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Ethnic or Racial Factors
Irish/Scotch population
Population Group
Aged Adult
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Population/Elderly Aged
Population/Seventies Adult
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
BX/Skin biopsy/Abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Carcinoma, squamous, skin
Melanoma, malignant
Molluscum contagiosum
Associated Disease & Complications
Basal cell carcinoma
Cancer in Elderly
Photodermatosis
Ulceroglandular syndrome
Eyelid Cancer
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
CLASS/Pinna/External ear involvement/disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Carcinoma (ex)
PROCESS/Malignancy/cancer (ex)
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
PROCESS/Photodermatosis (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Vismodegib (Erivedge)
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Biopsy
SX/Surgery
Definition

A malignant skin neoplasm that seldom metastasizes but has potentialities for local invasion and destruction. Clinically it is divided into types: nodular, cicatricial, morphaic, and erythematoid (pagetoid). More than 95% of these carcinomas occur in patients over 40. They develop on hair-bearing skin, most commonly on sun-exposed areas. Approximately 85% are found on the head and neck area and the remaining 15% on the trunk and limbs. (From Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1471)

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