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How frequently does basal cell carcinoma cause death?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Almost never

I have seen this one time in 26 years of practice, and that was in a "street person" who had neglected the bcca on his face so long that it had grown into the brain.
Otherwise the chances of this tumor causing death are tiny.

In brief: Almost never

I have seen this one time in 26 years of practice, and that was in a "street person" who had neglected the bcca on his face so long that it had grown into the brain.
Otherwise the chances of this tumor causing death are tiny.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rare

Basal cell can be locally destructive and cause deformities or loss of function (ie: spread to eyes, ears, brain and affect function) but rarely results in death.
Unlike melanoma or squamous cell which are frequent causes of death.

In brief: Rare

Basal cell can be locally destructive and cause deformities or loss of function (ie: spread to eyes, ears, brain and affect function) but rarely results in death.
Unlike melanoma or squamous cell which are frequent causes of death.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Almost never

Basal cell typically doesnt metastasize.
It only spreads locally.

In brief: Almost never

Basal cell typically doesnt metastasize.
It only spreads locally.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Uncommon

This is a cancer that usually is cured with surgery.
Most of the cases are well localized. Death is very rare.

In brief: Uncommon

This is a cancer that usually is cured with surgery.
Most of the cases are well localized. Death is very rare.
Dr. William A Biermann
Dr. William A Biermann
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