BCC, and the actual cancerous tumor, basal cell epitheliomas, are thought to be caused by a number of factors. Extended, long-term exposure to sunlight or radiation creates changes in pigmentation and DNA damage that may foster the development of skin cancers. Fair-skinned persons are more susceptible to basal cell epithelioma, which is the most common malignant tumor that affects fair-skinned whites.

Burns and trauma can accelerate otherwise normal tissue growth or can exacerbate previously existing lesions. Arsenic ingestion is thought to be a contributing factor as well. Patients may ingest arsenic through well water, medications, insecticides, or exposure to an industrial mining site. Vaccination sites can create skin cell proliferation and permanent damage through scarring, and this creates a risk for development of BCC.

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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