A 44-year-old member asked:
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is there a good cure for basal cell carcinoma skin cancer?

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Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
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.
Answered on May 4, 2015
Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Surgery: Surgical excision.
Answered on May 10, 2013
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
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.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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