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basal cell carcinoma

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felipe Gercovich
55 years experience Medical Oncology
See comment: It is a skin cancer that could be easily cured with early diagnoses abd treatment
Dr. Elliot Duboys
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Curable: There are three "main" types of skin cancer. Basal, Squamous and Melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is typically 100% curable. Within BCC are multiple ... Read More

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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
21 years experience Family Medicine
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
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
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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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Basal cell: Years of sun damage or exposure to radiation treatment or arsenic.
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
56 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually sun: Basal carcinoma is du rdiaion damage, most commonly. It may also be caused by a genetic disorder.
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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Slow but must treat: These begin as little ulcers or nodules, often on the face and with easy-to-see vessels. They are best removed surgically; though they seldom spread ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Varies: Most basal cell are treated surgically by curettage, excision or mohs surgery. For superficial basal cells in very sick elderly topical medications ca ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
17 years experience Pathology
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Basal cell carcinoma: This type of tumor is diagnosed by clinical appearance and confirmed by excisional biopsy in most cases.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lawenda
24 years experience Radiation Oncology
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. Archibald Miller
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
5 FU, surgery: Many suspicious lesions can be treated by application of this chemical therapeutic agent, os surgical excision, or even radiation therapy. Each treatm ... Read More
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