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
Lorazepam, Prednisone, Citalopram
Amitriptyline, Zolpidem, Quetiapine
Modafinil, Physical Exercise, Armodafinil
Citalopram, Duloxetine, Bupropion
MRI, Oxycodone-Acetaminophen, Pregabalin

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



(Zyclara cream, Aldara)


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?

  • 126 patients have this condition
  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 40 say Basal Cell Skin Cancer is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 5
30s 17
40s 28
50s 39
60s 12
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 8
30-39 years 16
40-49 years 21
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 81
Not Diagnosed 5

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