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?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Basal Cell Skin Cancer patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Basal Cell Skin Cancer on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 5
30s 18
40s 37
50s 44
60s 17
70+ 7


Distribution of females vs. males

62% Females
38% 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 95
Not Diagnosed 5

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