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Is basal cell carcinoma serious?

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Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience in Family Medicine
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 the way that other cancers can. It is still a cancer though and since it tends to affect the face it can grow into cosmetically sensitive areas and near nerves. It sometimes needs more complicated surgery to remove given the location on the face.
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
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