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A 52-year-old female asked:

How long can i wait to have my basal cell carcinoma treated?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Clayton
Plastic Surgery 46 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, it will continue to grow and become a bigger and bigger problem the longer you wait. So talk with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon within the next couple of weeks to plan out a strategy to treat your basal cell carcinoma.
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Location is critical: Basal cells are very slow growing tumors and you can wait to have them treated. Waiting longer may decrease your treatment options and/or lead to more scarring. Do not wait if the tumor is near the eye, nose, ear or any opening that would make removal difficult or impossible.

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A 45-year-old female asked:

How will my basal cell carcinoma be treated on my face ?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 years experience
Removal: Sometimes they can be frozen off and sometimes if they are deep they need surgical removal.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is basal cell carcinoma and how is it treated?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 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.

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