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Basal cell carcinoma skin cancer. Dermatoscope of a nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) on the nose of an 80-year-old female patient. BCC is the most common form of skin cancer among fair-skinned people. It usually appears on the face and is thought to be caused by the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. It slowly destroys surrounding tissue, but rarely spreads to other parts of the body. Treatments for basal cell carcinoma include radiotherapy, cryotherapy, cauterization and surgical excision.
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