Basal Cell Carcinoma Facts
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the most critical factor in the development of basal cell carcinoma. This may occur from sun exposure or tanning bed use or be exacerbated by health conditions that increase photosensitivity, etc. People with fair skin and a tendency to sunburn are more likely to develop basal cells than people with darker skin. Other risk factors for the development of basal cell carcinoma include immunosuppression and certain inherited genetic disorders.