What do you know about Basal cell carcinoma?


Basal cell carcinoma:

A forms metastases rapidly
B arises from a mole
C may occur in scar tissue
D general malaise is the presenting symptom
E is associated with poor prognosis


  1. The answer is C, and Eze Hyginus is the winner.

    Basal cell carcinoma (rodent ulcer) may occur in damaged areas such as areas damaged by ultraviolet
    light, scar tissue from burns and vaccinations. It arises from the basal layer of the epidermis. It
    rarely forms metastases. The present- ing symptom is a small, firm, pearly, raised nodule that is
    covered by a thin epidermis. Sometimes the thin epidermis may rupture and the patient presents with
    ulceration. Treatment comprises removal and this is usually followed by healing of the area.


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