Carcinoma is the most common type of cancer. It begins in the outer layer of skin tissue or in the tissue that lines internal organs. Carcinomas are formed by epithelial cells, which are the cells that make up the skin and the tissues that line various internal organs and structures.
Some of the most common skull base carcinomas we treat include:
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) is a cancer of the adrenal glands. It is most common in children younger than five years of age and adults in their 40s and 50s.
Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, occurring most often on areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun, such as the head and neck. Typical symptoms include open sores, red patches, pink growths, and shiny bumps or scars.
Esthesioneuroblastoma is a rare type of cancer that begins in the upper portion of the nasal cavity. It is also known as olfactory neuroblastoma because it grows in nerve cells in the nose and may affect your sense of smell.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma is a cancer that occurs in the outermost portion of the skin’s surface such as the head and neck area. Left untreated, these cells can spread to nearby lymph nodes, bones, or distant organs.