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Basal cell carcinoma on scalp

A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes and no: Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer which is not malignant in the sense it will not spread to distant parts of the body and threaten life th... Read More
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Dr. Michael Matthew
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Not usually: Basal cell cancers can be locally aggressive and depending on the location a challenge to remove requiring extensive surgery, but they rarely spread t... Read More
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Dr. Roxanne Sylora
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Not usually: Most basal cell carcinomas are small, grow rapidly, and rarely spread to other parts of the body. They are best treated (and easily treated) when sma... Read More
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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 27 years experience
Basal Cell Carcinoma: As close to 100% yes as one can be. Of all the skin cancers bcc's are the most common and the one to have if you really had to pick a skin cancer to ... Read More
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Dr. Cheryl Levin
Dermatology 18 years experience
Vast Majority: Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer, but it accounts for less than 0.1% of patient deaths due to cancer. However, you want to treat it... Read More
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Absolutely: The vast majority of basal cell cancers can be cured with surgical removal. Of course, the earlier it is treated then better. Isome times a special te... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 19 years experience
Common: A very common skin cancer, basal cell carcinomas are generally indolent carcinomas that can be locally aggressive, so they need to come out, but they ... Read More
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Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Not very....: Basal cell cancer is the most common skin cancer. It is also the least dangerous except in very specialized circumstances.
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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Low Risk: There are millions of basal cell cancers each year in the us. Half of americans will get one in their life. Yet, i've only met one person who knows ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
Basal cell carcinoma: This type of tumor is diagnosed by clinical appearance and confirmed by excisional biopsy in most cases.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology 26 years experience
A common skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer type. It is frequently slow growing. They rarely metastasize. Typically, they occur in areas of th... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Examination, biopsy: Many basal cell carcinomas can be diagnosed by history and appearance. If there is doubt, a simple in-office biopsy can give a definitive diagnosis.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Raised skin lesion: Usually basal cell carcinoma presents as a relatively small, round, raised, pearly skin lesion. It can be smooth or have a small central depression. T... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Non-healing ulcer: Basal cell carcinoma may present as an indolent, non-healing ulcer with spread to contiguous tissues. There may be nodules, pigment changes, bleeding... Read More
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Dr. Darab Hormozi
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Not familial: In general, basal cell carcinoma is not a genetically transmitted. It is mostly due to excessive sun exposure of the skin and cancerous transformatio... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Removal: Sometimes they can be frozen off and sometimes if they are deep they need surgical removal.
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