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Any alternative cure for bcc skin cancer besides cutting it out?
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, but . . .
Freezing, burning, topical chemotherapeutic creams, and radiation are all alternatives that can (in some cases) cure bcc.
But often at the cost of greater or more disfiguring scarring, or additional risk (radiation). Skillful plastic surgical excision and reconstruction will yield the best cosmetic results possible, and the earlier the tumor is found and excised, the better the result!

In brief: Yes, but . . .
Freezing, burning, topical chemotherapeutic creams, and radiation are all alternatives that can (in some cases) cure bcc.
But often at the cost of greater or more disfiguring scarring, or additional risk (radiation). Skillful plastic surgical excision and reconstruction will yield the best cosmetic results possible, and the earlier the tumor is found and excised, the better the result!
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Yes
There are some non-surgical approaches that involve chemotherapy ointments or light/laser therapy.
Consult with your surgeon and/or dermatologist to learn more.

In brief: Yes
There are some non-surgical approaches that involve chemotherapy ointments or light/laser therapy.
Consult with your surgeon and/or dermatologist to learn more.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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