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which dr is best at handling basal cell carcinoma a dermatologist or plastic surgeon

A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: You may request for specimen to be re examined in a different lab or same lab different doctor if available. However, the diagnosis very common, and ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Basal cell CA: Depends on your insurance and network. If the dermatologist is of the opinion that this is a basal cell it probably is. Excision is the way to go so ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
There are many...: Plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists and some general practitioners can do this. It really depends on the size, variety, and loca ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Excision: I see moms surgery in your hx that is an excellent procedure, its important to clear the BC and have the tissue around the BC clear. the wide excision ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Schwartz
24 years experience Radiation Oncology
Probably : Probably not. The most common cause of basal cell carcinoma of the skin is sun exposure. The best thing you can do to prevent new skin cancers is to ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin Cancer: Does it change in size, color or shape? I advise you to see a dermatologist for an exam. If skin cancer is suspected, biopsy is the only way to tell ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not always: Although bcc occurs most commonly commonly on sun exposed areas of the body, it can easily occur on other protected body parts.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not unusual: As sensation returns it is not unusual to experience tingling as well as pins and needles "dysesthesias" around a wound.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
What is Basal cell.: Basal cell carcinomas (bcc) are the baby bears of skin cancer. Nevertheless, if neglected, they can kill. They can start out as a small pink or whit ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Typically : Typically basal cell lesions are asymptomatic though patients may complain of a persistent scabbing of the skin. Basal cell lesions require removal a ... Read More

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