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What test is done to see if you have basal cell carcinoma?

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Biopsy

Despite the fact that for the trained eye a nodular basal cell carcinoma is easy to identify clinically, all suspicious lesions need to be biopsied and examined under a microscope to make a definitive diagnosis.

In brief: Biopsy

Despite the fact that for the trained eye a nodular basal cell carcinoma is easy to identify clinically, all suspicious lesions need to be biopsied and examined under a microscope to make a definitive diagnosis.
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Dr. Donald Kress
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Microscopic diagnosi

A portion (or all) of the lesion must be sent to a pathology laboratory for processing and evaluation under a microscope.
Some physicians who see a lot of skin cancers can make a reasonable guess but nothing takes the place of the microscopic exam.

In brief: Microscopic diagnosi

A portion (or all) of the lesion must be sent to a pathology laboratory for processing and evaluation under a microscope.
Some physicians who see a lot of skin cancers can make a reasonable guess but nothing takes the place of the microscopic exam.
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