Noncancerous, Precancerous and Cancerous Tumors

Picture of Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome

Picture of Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome

Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome affects many areas of the body and means you have an increased risk of developing various cancerous and noncancerous tumors. Also called Gorlin syndrome, patients typically begin developing basal cell carcinomas during adolescence or early adulthood on the back, chest and face. The number can vary per individual with some never developing any while others may develop thousands of these cancers.

Image Source: Reproduced with permission from ┬ęDermNet NZ www.dermnetnz.org 2022
Text Source: American Academy of Family Physicians
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