Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of non-melanoma skin cancer, and the most common type of cancer world wide. There are many different types classified on the growth pattern, which also determines the best treatment option for the type of basal cell carcinoma. Head and neck basal cell carcinomas are often treated with a type of surgery called mohs micrographic surgery. Cleaver Medical Group provides all modalities for treating this type of cancer, including mohs micrographic surgery, in which Dr. Nathan Cleaver is fellowship trained and board certified
Basal cell /carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer, malignant neoplasm derived from non-keratinizing cells that originate in the basal layer of the epidermis, is the most common cancer in humans. Several factors such as anatomic location, histologic features, primary or recurrent tumors, and patient characteristics influence the choice of treatment modality for BCC. It is the most common of all cancers. One out of every three new cancers is a skin cancer, and the vast majorities are basal cell carcinomas (BCC). These cancers arise from trichoblasts, cells that resides in/close to the basal cell layer, or the lowest layer, of the epidermis (outer skin layer). The number of new cases of BCC has increased sharply each year in the last few decades, with the average age of onset steadily decreasing. More women are getting BCCs than in the past; nonetheless, men still outnumber women, particularly men who had worked outdoors.