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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Information: Dessication and curettage. Effudex or carac. Cautery, freezing or surgical excision. For invasive basal cells cancers excision is usually the best. A ... Read More
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Many options: Many options include topical agent such as imiquimod, curettage and desiccation ("scrape and burn"), photodynamic therapy, lasers, surgical excision, ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
No: Basal cell carcinomas are very slow growing tumors.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Age: I assume you mean age of a person.I have removed a basal cell in a child that was either 6 or 8 years old. That is rare. While these are usually found... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 15 years experience
Skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma or bcc is the most common type of skin cancer. There are millions of them each year in the us. They are caused by sun expos... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Less than 96degrees: normal is typically 97-99, so if your body temperature is dropping and goes to 96 or below we worry about hypothermia setting in
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 41 years experience
5%: Up to 5% of basal cell carcinomas are of the morpheaform type.
A member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Basal cell carcinoma or bcc is the most common form of skin cancer. It is strongly related to sun exposure and therefore mostly occurs in sun-exposed... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not so bad : It's nothing like the horrible long-term outcome if you neglect it. Forgive my frankness. When I need to be heave, I grit my teeth and do what I must.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
Yes: Assuming you have had a normal amount of sun exposure it would be unusual for multiple basal cell carcinomas to develop at this young age.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jess Crosier
Pathology 31 years experience
Bcc: Not getting it entirely removed. It must be COMPLETELY surgically removed or it will return.

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