Basal Cell Cancer – Cystic Basal Cell Cancer
Cystic Basal Cell Cancer is an uncommon variant of Basal Cell Cancer that I encounter in my The Woodlands Dermatology and Conroe Dermatology offices. Clinically, a Cystic Basal Cell Cancer appears like a Nodular Basal Cell Cancer as a pearly semi-translucent nodule. However, Cystic Basal Cell Cancers have a cystic cavity that contains a gelatinous mucinous core that may make the appearance of the cancer appear to have a “bubble” inside. When biopsied or lanced, a Cystic Basal Cell Cancer can drain this mucinous material. Cystic Basal Cell Cancers are treated identical to Nodular Basal Cell Cancers and have the same prognosis.