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Sebaceous Carcinoma

Sebaceous Carcinoma

It is also known as non-melanoma skin cancer, there are many cancers in this type include basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Skin cancer of first and second stage usually treat with surgery. Sebaceous carcinoma is the cancer of sebaceous gland which is oil producing gland present in the skin.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms include:Sebaceous Carcinoma Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Itching
  • Skin swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Tiny bumps on skin
Causes

The exact cause of sebaceous gland carcinoma is unknown but it may assume that mutation in the cells of gland produce abnormal growth of cells.

Diagnosis

After taking history and conducting physical examination your doctor might recommend the following tests:

  • Detailed skin examination
  • Eye examination
  • Skin biopsy
Treatment

Treatment depends upon the severity and stage of cancer, treatment options include:

  • Mohs surgery to remove the cancer containing layers of skin
  • Surgical removal to cancer affected area and nearby areas also to prevent the recurrence
  • Radiotherapy to killed the cancer cells by radiation
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