Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Slow growing, Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCC), commonly known as Rodent Ulcers, are typically locally invasive malignant epidermal skin tumours. BCC penetrates tissues through the irregular growth of finger-like outgrowths especially on areas of excessive exposure to the sun, including the neck, head and face. In fact, these areas account for around 80% of locations of this skin condition.

Lesions discovered early on, are usually small, translucent or pearly and mostly have raised areas with telangiectasia. It’s slow-growing, appears to wax and wane, but never healing. It does not spread to other parts of the body, and is very rarely life-threatening, but usually needs to be dealt with as it can slowly penetrate deep into the tissues causing considerable destruction.

Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment

Surgery is the most effective treatment, showing the lowest failure rates.

Martin Coady offers Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment to reconstruct the defect created, by removing the disease and restoring the appearance of the area, especially if this is on the face.

Treatment is usually performed under local anaesthetic and on an outpatient basis.

 

 

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    Martin has been a consultant plastic surgeon in the South Tees Hospital Trust on Teesside since 1998. Shortly after his appointment, he was asked to be clinical director of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the Middlesbrough... [ Read More ]
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    Tel: 07794 312942
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    Email: coadyoffice@btinternet.com
    Mr M S E Coady
    Consultant Plastic Surgeon
    PO Box 229
    Middlesbrough
    TS8 8BR
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