Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. Because millions of people develop this condition every year, many people understandably have questions about it.
The most important thing to know about basal cell carcinoma is that it can be effectively treated and often cured. The key is early detection. Therefore, you should promptly discuss any unusual skin changes, such as a sore that doesn’t heal, with a physician.
Even though basal cell carcinoma is often curable, the oncologists in the Cutaneous Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center know that it can be stressful and frightening to learn that you have any type of cancer, including nonmelanoma skin cancer. To help you understand the condition and put your mind at ease, we’ve compiled a list of FAQs. Our patients often ask:
- What should I expect with treatment for basal cell carcinoma?
- What are the most common basal cell carcinoma symptoms?
- Will I need chemotherapy for basal cell carcinoma?
- How is basal cell carcinoma removed?
If you have questions about basal cell carcinoma, you can speak one-on-one with an oncologist at Moffitt with or without a referral. To request an appointment, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new patient registration form online. Our multispecialty skin cancer team is here to help you fully understand your diagnosis and to help you through your journey, answering any questions that you may have along the way.