Cancer Care

Coming together to treat basal cell cancer

Basal cell carcinoma develops in the cells at the base layer of the skin. It is the most common type of skin cancer. Also called basal cell cancer, it grows slowly and rarely spreads to other areas of the body. However, it’s still a serious condition.

At Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we know that the best approach to treating basal cell carcinoma is with comprehensive and integrative care. Our team doesn’t just focus on treating the cancer – they care for your complete well-being. For compassionate treatment for basal cell carcinoma in Goshen, IN, call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) or request an appointment online.

Basal cell carcinoma symptoms you should know

Symptoms often appear on the sun-exposed areas of the skin, but basal cell carcinoma can develop anywhere on the body.

These symptoms include:

  • Pale, waxy bump
  • Flat, flesh-colored growth that looks like a scar
  • Dome-shaped skin growth that grows slowly (you may be able to see tiny blood vessels near the surface)
  • Shiny, scaly patch that's pink or red
  • Sore that bleeds and crusts but does not heal

Causes and prevention

Basal cell cancer is highly preventable. Most cases of skin cancer come from too much UV exposure from the sun or tanning bed use. Practicing sun safety and avoiding tanning beds helps decrease your risk for skin cancer. To help prevent cancer, get a skin cancer screening at your primary care provider. This screening can detect the condition in its early stages when it’s most treatable.

How we treat basal cell cancer at Goshen Center for Cancer Care

As the first comprehensive cancer treatment center in northern Indiana, we care for all aspects of basal cell cancer. Your treatment team will blend the latest cancer treatment with naturopathic medicine and other services to address every aspect of your well-being.

At Goshen Center for Cancer Care, the main treatment for basal cell cancer is radiation and surgery. With board certified radiation and surgical oncologists, you can rest assured we’re treating your cancer with expertise. Call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) to take the first step toward leading-edge cancer care.

Goshen Center for Cancer Care treats basal cell carcinoma in Goshen, IN, for patients from Warsaw, Fort Wayne, South Bend and beyond.