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Basal Cell Carcinoma Of Nose
Maybe: It really depends on the size of the cancer, the doctors preferences and you as an individual. In my experience almost all of patiients tolerate it quite well under local anesthesia, however I have treated some patients with very large tumors requiring a significant reconstruction who would be done under a general anesthetic. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
My friend will be having surgery to remove a basal cell carcinoma from her nose. Does she have be sedated or have to stay awake during the surgery?
Our 95 year old mother has basal cell carcinoma on her nose and cheek. She had one removed in 2007. Is it necessary to treat?
I'm having a dime size basal cell carcinoma removed from between my nose and lip. How large should the scar be?
How fast does morphoeic basal cell carcinoma grow and does it spread? If my lesion is 5mm now, how urgent is my removal? Location: on bridge of nose
Let's get it Rx'd: You can wait until it is convenient, but not more than a few months. ...Read more
Yes and no: Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer which is not malignant in the sense it will not spread to distant parts of the body and threaten life the way that other cancers can. It is still a cancer though and since it tends to affect the face it can grow into cosmetically sensitive areas and near nerves. It sometimes needs more complicated surgery to remove given the location on the face. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Basal cell carcinoma or bcc is the most common type of skin cancer. There are millions of them each year in the us. They are caused by sun exposure and ultraviolet light (tanning beds) and are very common on the face. It is very rare for them to metastasize or spread to other parts of the body. They can be easily cured with ...Read more
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