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

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Dr. Barry Handler
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Options: 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.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Surgical: 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.

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