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Hi, I haven't been in the site for a long time. We just moved from Virginia to Seoul, South Korea and I'm trying the get the house ready. It's a lot of work and I get tired often.


I'm writing because I was reading on this site about Basil Skin Cancer. Can anyone explain what this is? What does it look like?


Thanks and stay very warm,



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Hi Ani,


I may be wrong (I often am!) and I don't have any medical training. But I'm not aware of any particular association between scleroderma and Basal Cell Carcinoma, other than the fact that its the most common form of skin cancer, so inevitably some people with scleroderma would also have it.


See Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer by the Mayo Clinic. "A physician should be consulted if a person experiences skin changes, such as a new lump or an abnormally shaped mole. In general, skin lesions that remain more than two months are more likely to be skin cancer than those that go away in that time."


If you have any suspicious skin changes, please see a doctor soon. They can biopsy the skin and diagnose it fairly easily.

Warm Hugs,


Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099


The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.

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