of skin cancer is believed to form near the eye and nose. If found
on the eye, the growth usually forms on the lower eyelid. It
is not too painful but can result in an eyelid shaping
inward or outward. The basal layer, or deepest layer of skin, is thought
to be the origin of the cancer, hence the name. In most cases, the
cancer appears in light-skinned individuals.
radiation has been a major link to this cancer. Because fair-skinned
people have less melanin in their skin, they absorb more
of the harmful radiation and have been shown to be more at risk. The
cancer mainly emerges in middle-aged people.
painless growth on the face or neck (usually with a dip in the center)
the cancer does not spread in most cases, it is extremely vital that
there is early detection. Radiation and surgery are both effective
tools that can help remove the growth. To help avoid this cancer,
people should avoid excessive sunglight and wear glasses to protect
the fragile area around the eye.