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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with basal cell skin cancer

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
4
Tried for
basal cell skin cancer (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
basal cell skin cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Soma)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Keflex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
basal cell skin cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Parafon Forte DSC)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (18 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
19
Tried for
pain (6)
Perceived effectiveness
for basal cell skin cancer (3 evaluations)
Side effects
cellulitis scalp pain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
basal cell skin cancer (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for basal cell skin cancer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
alopecia cramps in calf muscles 4 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
basal cell skin cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Soma)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Keflex)
Perceived effectiveness
for basal cell skin cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
tiredness increased
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
basal cell skin cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Parafon Forte DSC)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
very tired right after treatment
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with basal cell skin cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has basal cell skin cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 15
40s 51
50s 70
60s 54
70+ 27
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 24
40-49 years 44
50-59 years 17
60-69 years 10
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 84
Female 142

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 144
Not Diagnosed 9

These charts show data from basal cell skin cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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