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Basalioma: what it is, how to recognize it and what are the treatments


Basalioma is a skin cancer that can occur at any time and is one of the most common. Let’s find out what there is to know about it.

Basalioma, also called basal cell carcinoma, is one of the skin cancers. Among the many it seems to be the most widespread and at the same time one of the least aggressive. However, it is important to learn to recognize it and understand how to move when in doubt of having one.

Typically, this is a tumor that primarily affects the face and occurs on the cheeks or near the nose, eyes, and ears. It can obviously also occur on the scalp and in some cases also on other areas of the body such as the abdomen, limbs or back.

Basalioma: what it looks like and what are the symptoms

Basalioma of the skin tends to present itself as a glossy papule that grows very slowly. Depending on the area in which it is noted, we can speak of basalioma of the nose, eye, etc …


A distinction can be made between nodular basalioma (also called nodular basal cell carcinoma), superficial basalioma and deathiform basalioma. Depending on the type, it can range from a small lump, to a pinkish plaque, or some sort of scar .

It tends not to cause symptoms but over the years it can start to bleed. When to the causes, these are still unknown but it is thought that the predisposition to violet rays is, as often happens for skin cancers , one of the main ones. Contacting a doctor immediately in case of new signs on the skin therefore helps to recognize the basalioma at the initial stage, thus leading to its removal.

Basalioma: how to get a diagnosis and what to do

In general, for the diagnosis, a check of the skin and a possible biopsy in case of doubts is required.
Once the response has been obtained, you can act in different ways. In less advanced cases, a corrosive cream can be used . Otherwise there is photodynamic therapy or, in more advanced situations, surgery.

In any case, once healed it is good to undergo annual checks. This basal cell carcinoma can in fact recur in other areas after years. Fortunately, it is not a malignant tumor and by treating it you have an excellent chance of permanently eliminating the problem.

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