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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Basal Cell Ca mortal: Not really. BCC is one of the less aggressive skin cancers. Best to discuss with your doctor or dermatologist in detail.
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
56 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hard to say: Because you had so many - you probably will get a few more. But hard to predict. Please see your doctor as and when you see new growths.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Basal cell carcinomas usually occur in sun exposed areas and present as a nodule or non-healing ulcer. See this site for more info. http://www.mayocl ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Non-healing ulcer: Basal cell carcinoma is called so because tumor cells resemble the basal layer of epidermis of the skin. These usualy present as pearly nodules that ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Contact your dermatologist to see if there was a good margin or if you need any more treatment. Use lots of sun screen. Take care.
A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See dermatologist: Most melanomas are flat. The raised melanomas are often lethal. Most melanomas are black. 10% are not pigmented and these tend to be more dangerous.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Wish you good health!
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not per se: Both cancers are cause by exposure to uv light. Basal cell cancer by itself does not increase the risk of melanoma.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Sightly: Both are related to sun exposure. However because you have had a basal cell carcinoma the incidence of melanoma is small. You should be screened regul ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Skin cancers are usually due to sun exposure. Having a non-melanoma skin cancer increases the risk of developing melanoma. Here is information from th ... Read More

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