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Can you get basal cell cancer in lung?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

Rare basal cell carcinomas can extend deep into the skin or can spread.
This is extremely rare.

In brief: Rare

Rare basal cell carcinomas can extend deep into the skin or can spread.
This is extremely rare.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes, very rare

Basal cell carcinoma is locally invasive, aggressive, and destructive effects of this tumor on skin and surrounding thus usually diagnosed and treated early.
, it is very rare to see a metastatic bcc. Estimates of the metastatic bcc have ranged from 0.0029 to 0.55 %. It can spread to the lung, bone, liver. An oral hedgehog pathway inhibitor , vismodegib, is recently approved to treat metastatic bcc.

In brief: Yes, very rare

Basal cell carcinoma is locally invasive, aggressive, and destructive effects of this tumor on skin and surrounding thus usually diagnosed and treated early.
, it is very rare to see a metastatic bcc. Estimates of the metastatic bcc have ranged from 0.0029 to 0.55 %. It can spread to the lung, bone, liver. An oral hedgehog pathway inhibitor , vismodegib, is recently approved to treat metastatic bcc.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes, but rare

Basal cell carcinoma of the skin has been known to metastasize to the lung.
Depending on the number of spots or metastasize, they may be able to be removed surgically and minimally invasively.

In brief: Yes, but rare

Basal cell carcinoma of the skin has been known to metastasize to the lung.
Depending on the number of spots or metastasize, they may be able to be removed surgically and minimally invasively.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Very very rarely

Basal cell cancers typically only grow locally.
They can be locally aggressive and given enough time they can and will invade and damage any nearby structures. It is extremely rare for them to spread to either lymph nodes or to have distant metastasis, although it has been reported.

In brief: Very very rarely

Basal cell cancers typically only grow locally.
They can be locally aggressive and given enough time they can and will invade and damage any nearby structures. It is extremely rare for them to spread to either lymph nodes or to have distant metastasis, although it has been reported.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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