Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer, accounting for approximately 80 percent of all skin cancer cases. Basal cell carcinomas are found most commonly on the head, particularly the face, nose, ears, and the arms, but can also be found on the trunk and legs.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer.In the U.S., more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed in more than 2 million people each year.
The most common types of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
Melanoma arises from our pigmented cells. Although melanomas are less common than the other two types of skin cancer, it is can be more dangerous. For all skin cancers, the earlier you detect them, the easier and more successful treatment can may be.
Why choose the CTRC for basal cell carcinoma?
The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) is a premiere cancer research and treatment facility and the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center in Central and South Texas. Our doctors provide extraordinary care for patients with skin cancer that includes:
Clinical trials at the CTRC
Clinical trials for basal cell carcinoma are a major focus area at the CTRC. Because we are a cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), you can be assured that you’re in the right place if a clinical trial is a treatment option that makes sense for your diagnosis. Our staff has the expertise to help you through all phases of a clinical trial.
Make an appointment
To request an appointment with our team or to make a referral to one of our physicians, please call the CTRC main number: (210) 450-1000 or 800-340-2872 or email CTRCReferral@uthscsa.edu.