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What are the symptoms of basel cell carcinoma?

What are the symptoms of basel cell carcinoma?

Basal cell cancer: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is a common skin cancer. Chronic exposure to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight is the most important risk factor. Can manifest as as a pink or flesh-colored papule- slightly scaly papule or plaque. Ulceration is common. This is a locally inavisve cancer and diagnosed usualy at early stage- thus it is highly curable- with surgical resection. ...Read more

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I had 3 what they thought was 3 basel cell carcellnoma removed from the left shoulder 18 months ago turned out that they weren't but they bleed alltim?

I had 3 what they thought was 3 basel cell carcellnoma removed from the left shoulder 18 months ago turned out that they weren't but they bleed alltim?

Did the doctor: ...tell what they actually were? If they' were blood vessel tumors (hemangioma) and they continue to bleed, then they wren't completely removed. Regardless, since you continue to have problems and don't know the diagnosis, you need to follow up with your doctor. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I get occasional basel cells and have them removed. How quickly does an untreated cell grow?

I get occasional basel cells and have them removed.  How quickly does an untreated cell grow?

Basal Cell: Basal cells grow very slowly and rarely spread. Depending on where they are located will tell us how soon and how they need tone removed. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Will I have a bad scar after conventional surgery to remove a 4mm basel cell carcinoma from the tip of my nose?

Will I have a bad scar after conventional surgery to remove a 4mm basel cell carcinoma from the tip of my nose?

Depends on surgeon: First thing you want to do is to have the tumor completely removed. The way to ensure this is to have mohs micrographic surgery (www.Skincancermohssurgery.Org). Mohs surgery is skin sparing surgery with the highest cure rate (99%). The surgeon will check all the surgical margins to ensure that all the roots have been removed & then will repair the defect in a way which minimizes scar the same day. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell how deep basel cell is on the nose? Looking for a doctor that can perform an ultrasound or similar to see how deep my BCC is on

Is there a way to tell how deep basel cell is on the nose? Looking for a doctor that can perform an ultrasound or similar to see how deep my BCC is on

Lesion superficial: Basal cell Ca are tumors of the basal layer of the dermis. They produce a superficial ulcer that heals with scab and then falls off to form new ulcer. Cant be determined by ultrasound. If small bx confirms basal cell Ca an approach on the nose initially is with the use of Efudex, (fluorouracil) a 5 FU cream. When applied, will in most cases form an erythematous area secondary to suppressor cell elimination. ...Read more

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My dad has a basel cell carcinoma on his ear and they were going operate to remove this. I heard there is a new pill to treat this. Does it work?

My dad has a basel cell carcinoma on his ear and they were going operate to remove this. I heard there is a new pill to treat this.  Does it work?

Cut it out!: Basal cell carcinoma presents as a small, raised lesion that ulcerates in the center ("rodent-bite") and a rolled border. Total removal of the lesion has a cure rate of over 95%. Creams can also help but with lower cure rates. The safe bet is to cut it out and be done with it. ...Read more

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How do cell mutations happen in fetuses?

How do cell mutations happen in fetuses?

At conception.: At conception the maternal egg or the paternal sperm cell may carry mutations that are passed on to the fetus. ...Read more

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What happens to fat cells when you lose weight?

What happens to fat cells when you lose weight?

They shrink.: It's presumed that when we lose weight, fat cells shrink rather than go away. That's one of the reasons why gaining weight back is fairly easy. ...Read more