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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


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How can you remove a basal cell?

Many options: Many options include topical agent such as imiquimod, curettage and desiccation ("scrape and burn"), photodynamic therapy, lasers, surgical excision, radiation, but the gold standard with the highest cure rate and smallest scar is mohs micrographic surgery. ...Read more

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What is too low a range for basal cell temperature?

What is too low a range for basal cell temperature?

Age: I assume you mean age of a person.I have removed a basal cell in a child that was either 6 or 8 years old. That is rare. While these are usually found in the elderly, people can get them in their twenties or thirties , depending on how fair skinned they are and how much sun they have gotten in the past. Family history also plays a role. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: basal cell?

What is the definition or description of: basal cell?

Skin cancer: 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 surgery and other treatments. ...Read more

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What is considered too low for basal cell temperature?

Less than 96degrees: normal is typically 97-99, so if your body temperature is dropping and goes to 96 or below we worry about hypothermia setting in ...Read more

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Do you do procedures to remove basal cell from the face?

Do you do procedures to remove basal cell from the face?

Yes: Basal cell carcinoma or bcc is the most common form of skin cancer. It is strongly related to sun exposure and therefore mostly occurs in sun-exposed area. Typically in people over at least 30 years of age as it takes years of sun exposure to develop and is slow-growing. Fortunately it is very treatable with various minor surgical procedures. See a dermatologist and/or plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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What happens in basal cell nevus syndrome?

What happens in basal cell nevus syndrome?

Many skin cancers: Basal cell nevus syndrome is a rare condition characterized by multiple basal cell carcinomas. These can be large, aggressive and in atypical locations which are not areas of sun exposure. Regular monitoring is essential by a dermatologist or mohs surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my skin, is it basal cell?

I have a small lump on my skin, is it basal cell?

Unlikely: Basal cell carcinoma at your age in highly unlikely. Based on your other questions, you seem to be obsessed with various skin cancers. It may help you to seek counseling. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more