Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that begins in the basal cells of the skin. This type of skin cancer doesn’t usually spread to other areas of the body because it’s contained in the bottom layer of the epidermis. Basal cell carcinoma is one of the most common types of skin cancer and is easily treatable if caught early on. Depending on the extent of the cancer, a patient may need to undergo surgery to eradicate it. Surgery to remove basal cell carcinoma can leave a noticeable scar on the face or other parts of the body. To reduce post-operative scarring, patients are urged to use medical-grade silicone gel.
Cancer removal is part of a broad spectrum of surgical procedures designed to excise cancerous tissue that can develop in any part of the body. The most common forms of cancer are lung cancer and skin cancer. Some types of cancer may be inoperable. Inoperable cancer typically occurs when cancer has metastasized (spread) to the point where surgical removal would be dangerous to the patient. Other types of cancer, like skin cancer, can be easily operated on if detected early. As with any surgical procedure, cancer removal will likely leave a noticeable scar. To help manage your post-operative scars, it’s best to use only clinically-proven products recommended by physicians.