Study: Most common skin cancer is chronic

August 2, 2012

That's the finding of a new study co-authored by a Brown University professor.

Basal cell carcinoma is often seen as something that is treated and cured, but the study confirmed what many suspected, that having a prior history of basal cell carcinoma is the greatest risk for developing another lesion.

Basal cell carcinoma begins in the outer layer of the skin as a small white or flesh colored bump. These cancers rarely spread but must be removed or treated.

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