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Can you please explain why basal cell carcinoma is the least invasive of all cancers?

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Dr. Darab Hormozi answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

No metastasis: Basal cell carcinoma does not spread systemically. It only spreads locally and damages adjacent tissues. Therefor is much less invasive than other type of cancers and if removed early when small, it can completely removed without any change in life expectancy.

Answered 8/23/2013

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Basal cell carcinoma: Melanoma has a propensity to burrow deeper into the skin layers than the other two common types of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma usually involves the most superficial layers of the skin. Recurrent or very late stage bcc can 'burrow' through the skin and involve deeper structures.

Answered 7/5/2013

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Is there a good cure for basal cell carcinoma skin cancer?

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