Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell is the most common type of skin cancer. In fact it is the most common of any cancer. Risk factors are well described and include:
- Sun exposure, especially in the mid-day sun and tanning beds, which has close to the same risk.
- Bad sunburns, especially in childhood and adolescence
- Fair skin
- Age - the older you are the more likely to have basal cell. However it can occur at any age