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Is it unusual to have multiple basal cell carcinomas before the age of forty?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes

But, unfortunately, it does happen in people who refuse to protect their skin from the sun.

In brief: Yes

But, unfortunately, it does happen in people who refuse to protect their skin from the sun.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology

In brief: Depends

Usually a history of multiple basal cell carcinoma (bcc) indicates a genetic predisposition towards tumor development.
A known genetic mutation can lead to multiple bcc, small pits on the palm & other findings. This is known as basal cell nevus syndrome or gorlins. Some patients are thought to have a milder form of the disease which only leads to increased bccs. See a dermatologist/mohs surgeon.

In brief: Depends

Usually a history of multiple basal cell carcinoma (bcc) indicates a genetic predisposition towards tumor development.
A known genetic mutation can lead to multiple bcc, small pits on the palm & other findings. This is known as basal cell nevus syndrome or gorlins. Some patients are thought to have a milder form of the disease which only leads to increased bccs. See a dermatologist/mohs surgeon.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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In brief: Yes

Assuming you have had a normal amount of sun exposure it would be unusual for multiple basal cell carcinomas to develop at this young age.

In brief: Yes

Assuming you have had a normal amount of sun exposure it would be unusual for multiple basal cell carcinomas to develop at this young age.
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
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