Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of cancer worldwide. In the United States, it accounts for approximately 80 percent of all skin cancers. The majority of basal cell carcinomas are easily and successfully treated with current therapies.

In this section, you can find up-to-date information about basal cell carcinoma and learn about Memorial Sloan Kettering's expertise in treating patients with this common form of skin cancer.

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Patty’s Story

Experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge diagnosed Patty with basal cell carcinoma and performed a highly specialized surgery to remove the skin cancer.

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Skin Cancer Care in Hauppauge, Long Island and Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Expert dermatologic services are also available at our suburban treatment centers.

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Becoming a Patient

If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer or a related disease, we can help you understand your treatment options.

Skin Cancer Prevention & Early Detection

Skin cancer expert Isaac Brownell describes the tools that can be used to detect skin cancers and prevent unnecessary procedures.