A member asked:

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

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Dr. Barry Handler answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Superficial basal cell can be treated with radiation, topical creams Aldara (imiquimod) and effudex, burning and scraping or surgical excision. Deeper basal cells are treated with radiation, scraping or excision. I prefer excision with clearance of margins by a pathologist.

Answered May 4, 2015



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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Needs to come out. Very curable with simple surgery if done on time. If neglected, can get quite large and surgery would be much more complex.

Answered Sep 28, 2016



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