The most common form of skin cancer Basal cell carcinoma usually grows slowly and rarely spreads and therefore is easily treated primarily to treat high blood pressure and heart disease. In addition, beta blockers can be given for migraines, thyroid disease, anxiety, or glaucoma.
The most common form of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and basal cell carcinoma accounts for three of four cases. Its principal risk factor is sun exposure. The two other common types of skin cancer are squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. Of the three, basal cell carcinoma has the best prognosis, with a cure rate of more than 95 percent. Basal cell carcinoma rarely spreads to other parts of the body. However, early diagnosis and treatment are important because, without treatment, basal cell carcinoma will continue to enlarge and can eventually extend below the skin and invade nearby structures.