Skin and Hair Care Treatments
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is one of the most common form of skin cancer that originates from the basal layer of epidermis and its appendages hence it is called Basal Cell Carcinoma. This is a non-melanoma cancer and it is also sometimes called rodent ulcer because of the appearance of these lesions mimic tiny rodent bite on the skin. Interestingly basal cell carcinoma is the commonest type of all skin cancers.
Types Of BCC:
There are four different kinds of BCCs. Each of these types may look different and produce different symptoms. These types include:
- Sclerosing basal cell carcinoma and this is also sometimes called morpheaform BCC
- Nodular BCC, and this is the commonest of all varieties
- Pigmented BCC
- Superficial spreading type
Why do they occur?
Similar to all other types of skin cancer, BCC typically occurs on skin that is exposed to the sun such as any part of the including nose and ears, upper torso, and lower torso and so on. BCC is most commonly seen in middle-aged individuals and older adults. Having BCC in the past further raises the risk of getting it again in future which probably relates of lifestyle. BCCs may occur because of mutation in its DNA in the basal layer of the epidermis. The new mutated cell then starts to divide into abnormal skin cells producing BCC.
The most common cause of development of BCC is thought to be due to exposure of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and of course the tanning lamps.
Other risk factors of BCC include:
- Getting frequent sunburns
- Having pale skin
- Advancing age, past middle age or older
- Living in area of plenty of sunshine.
- High altitude area
- Radiation therapy
- A family history of skin cancer
- Someone who is on immuno-suppressing drugs
- Prolonged exposure to toxic metals such as arsenic.
Different types of BCCs can appear quite different. In some individual, they might be easily mistaken for other skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
If you have BCC, you may have any of the following signs and symptoms, like:
- A red patch or an irritating spot or patch on the skin
- A new shiny bump on the skin or nodule that is transparent, pink, red, white, brown, or black
- A small growth that has a raised or rolled margins
- A spot or patch of skin that is like an open wound
- A patch of skin that’s flat white or yellow in colour
- A sore or ulcer that doesn’t want to heal within 4 weeks
- A sore skin that heals and then comes back again
- An open ulcer that oozes, bleeds, or crusts
- An itchy or painful or red spot
At Renew Skin and Health Clinic we have highly experienced plastic surgeons who will operate on these on a pre-arranged appointment date and the tissue will be sent for histology for confirmation of the diagnosis. You will then be followed up by your own GP periodically.
If you want to proceed with the appointment then either fill in the enquiry form or call us on 01926 422 454. You can also connect to us on our business WhatsApp 01926 422 454 to communicate with our doctor.
Fees: Typical fees for surgery is currently £1295 and this includes your consultation with the plastic surgeon, the procedure, stitch removal and a follow-up appointment at the end of one month. Current waiting time varies between a few days to 4 weeks.
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Renew Skin and Health Clinic is especially necessary to the public since very few other medical institutions in the country treat these rather delicate medical issues. We emphasize not only the effectiveness of the medical treatment we offer, but also the importance of comfort and the general wellbeing of the patient.
We always take great care to offer treatments which offer the best results. Our trained and certified medical staff are prepard to provide with proper medical treatment and to address various skin blemishes you may have.