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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
57 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
27 years experience Dermatology
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
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Basal cell carcinomas are very slow growing tumors.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
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
14 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
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
40 years experience Dermatopathology
5%: Up to 5% of basal cell carcinomas are of the morpheaform type.
A member asked:
Dr. David Levens
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
43 years experience Pathology
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
8 years experience Dermatology
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
30 years experience Pathology
Bcc: Not getting it entirely removed. It must be COMPLETELY surgically removed or it will return.

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