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Basal cell carcinoma the most common form of skin cancer. It can be destructive and disfiguring. The risk of developing BCC is increased for individuals with a family history of the disease and with a high cumulative exposure to sunlight or other UV source (especially when it burns the skin) in the past, were exposed to carcinogenic chemicals, especially arsenic. Treatment is with surgery, topical chemotherapy, x-ray, cryosurgery or photodynamic therapy. It is rarely life-threatening but, if left untreated, can be disfiguring, cause bleeding and produce local damage to skin especially in the face.  Basal cell skin cancer almost never spreads; but, if untreated, it may grow into surrounding areas and nearby tissues and bone.

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