Basal Cell Cancer


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Start Date

1 Jan 2023

Last Review Date

14 Apr 2023

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Estimated Time To Finish

120 Minutes

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Activity Description

Basal cell carcinoma a common cutaneous malignancy that occurs mostly on sun-damaged skin of the head, neck, and trunk. Basal cell carcinoma can be divided into three main types, superficial, nodular, and infiltrative. A biopsy is needed to confirm the diagnosis. This activity illustrates the evaluation and management of basal cell carcinoma and explains the role of the interprofessional team in managing those with this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals in nursing.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the cause of basal cell cancer.
  • Describe the different types of basal cell cancers.
  • Summarize the treatment options for basal cell cancer.
  • Summarize the importance of improving care coordination among the interprofessional team to educate the population about sunscreen use and protection against the harmful effects of UV light, which will prevent cases of basal cell carcinoma.


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  • Name: 'basal cell carcinoma - nodulocystic.jpg' Attribution: Source: DermNet
  • Name: 'basal cell carcinoma - pigmented.jpg' Attribution: Source: DermNet
  • Name: 'basal cell carcinoma - superficial.jpg' Attribution: Source: DermNet
  • Name: 'basal cell cancer SV1.png' Attribution: Contributed by Dr. Shyam Verma, MBBS, DVD, FRCP, FAAD, Vadodara, India
  • Name: 'pigmented basal cell cancer SV2.JPG' Attribution: Contributed by Dr. Shyam Verma, MBBS, DVD, FRCP, FAAD, Vadodara, India



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