Basal Cell Skin Cancer

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What is Basal Cell Skin Cancer?

Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that arises from the basal cells, small round cells found in the lower part (or base) of the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin.

What is it like to have Basal Cell Skin Cancer?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Basal Cell Skin Cancer and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Adrucil, Carac, Efudex) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Aldara, Zyclara cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Endocet, Magnacet, Oxycocet) 11 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
1
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Data from patients with Basal Cell Skin Cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Basal Cell Skin Cancer

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Balance problems Heart palpitations then feel faint 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Adrucil, Carac, Efudex) 1 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Itching
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Aldara, Zyclara cream)
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Achiness Redness
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Endocet, Magnacet, Oxycocet) 11 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dizziness with disorientation Weight gain
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dizziness
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Feeling strange
How many evaluations
1
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Data from patients with Basal Cell Skin Cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Basal Cell Skin Cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 5
30s 16
40s 38
50s 44
60s 17
70+ 7

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

61% Females
39% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 16
40-49 years 28
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 94
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from Basal Cell Skin Cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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