A member asked:

Can a basal cell carcinoma skin cancer, if left untreated eventually invade and become life threatening? it is on shoulder now for 8 years!

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Vicki Levine answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Invasion of BCC: While this is very very rare there have been reported cases. The main reason to have it removed is that the larger it gets the harder it is to remove. The scar will be bigger and you will wish you had it removed when it was smaller.

Answered 8/29/2019



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