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How to treat basal cell carcinoma

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
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
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Surgical removal: Basal cells are generally removed by surgical excision. This usually can be accomplished in the office or outpatient surgery setting.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
Sev ways: Best choice is surgery. If on the face ears or hands, should be reconstructed by an asps plastic surgeon. A flap or graft may be needed to reconstruct... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Archibald Miller
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
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
Dr. Curtis Wong
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Treating BCC: You have several options from topical agents like Aldara (imiquimod) to radiation to surgical excision. You should see your local plastic surgeon or ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Your choice: A surgeon interested in this type of surgery, or a dermatologist who does this kind of thing, will be able to help you. Ask about your options. If it'... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Basal cell carcinoma: This is a type of cancer which commonly occurs in the skin. It is treated with excisional biopsy in most cases. See your doctor.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Clayton
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Sooner the Better: Once the diagnosis of basal cell cancer has been made, it’s time to plan to get it treated. Although bcca is one of the most “benign” of all cancers, ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Removal: Sometimes they can be frozen off and sometimes if they are deep they need surgical removal.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Many different docs: Basal cell carcinoma is a very common skin cancer that does need to be treated but fortunately rarely becomes life threatening. Many different specia... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
BASAL CELL CANCER: YES. IT IS, INDEED, NECESSARY TO TREAT ALL BASAL CELL CARCINOMAS. SEE HER DERMATOLOGIST, AND SOON.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felipe Gercovich
Medical Oncology 55 years experience
See comment: It is a skin cancer that could be easily cured with early diagnoses abd treatment
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 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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