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Do i need to be awake during surgical removal of basal cell carcinoma on the nose?

Do i need to be awake during surgical removal of basal cell carcinoma on the 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 more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Do you have to be awake during surgical removal of basal cell carcinoma on your nose?

Do you have to be awake during surgical removal of basal cell carcinoma on your nose?

No: You do not have to be awake but this may be the best overall approach for you and the decision on choice of anesthesia may depend on an account ting of your overall health and ability to tolerate IV sedation or general anesthesia. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Keep it simple: For a person this old we usually avoid Mohs or other prolonged surgery. Depending on her mental status liquid nitrogen or imoquimod should be considered. These are easy and have high cure rates. ...Read more

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I'm having a dime size basal cell carcinoma removed from between my nose and lip. How large should the scar be?

Unknown: Depending upon the true extent of the cancer, the technique used , and the available tissue for closure. Obviously this can't be aswered in this forum. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for basal cell carcinoma nose?

MOHs surgery: The best treatment is mohs surgery in which a specially trained dermatologist excises the tumor and immediately checks for residual tumor by performing serial frozen sections. The key to successful surgery is complete excision. ...Read more

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If I have basal cell carcinomas on my nose, what should I do?

Basal cell nose: Nose basal cell carcinoma needs to be completely removed using either mohs surgery by a dermatologists or a frozen section by a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is basal cell carcinoma serious?

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 more

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Dr. Gregory Surfield
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Basal Cell (Definition)

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


Dr. Arthur Balin
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Basal Cell Carcinoma (Definition)

Basal cell carcinoma is a type of cancer where there is uncontrolled growth of the basal cells of the skin, leading to areas of skin that ...Read more