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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Basal Cell Skin Cancer

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Basal Cell Skin Cancer (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Aldara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Basal Cell Skin Cancer (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with Basal Cell Skin Cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Basal Cell Skin Cancer

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Balance problems Heart palpitations then feel faint 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Basal Cell Skin Cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Itching
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Basal Cell Skin Cancer (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Aldara)
Perceived effectiveness
for Basal Cell Skin Cancer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Achiness Redness
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Basal Cell Skin Cancer (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness with disorientation Weight gain
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Feeling strange
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with Basal Cell Skin Cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • 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 19
70+ 8

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 17
40-49 years 28
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 96
Not Diagnosed 5

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