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Basal cell carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma: Introduction

Basal cell carcinoma: Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Basal cell carcinoma is available below.

Symptoms of Basal cell carcinoma

Treatments for Basal cell carcinoma

  • Surgical removal, photodynamic therapy, cryosurgery, radiation, topical medications - imiquimod, 5-Fluorouracil
  • Excision cuts the tumor out and uses stitches to place the skin back together
  • Curettage and electrodesiccation scrapes away the cancer and uses electricity to kill any remaining cancer cells
  • Surgery, including Mohs surgery, which cuts out skin and immediately looks at it under a microscope to check for cancer. The process is repeated until the skin sample is free of cancer
  • Cryosurgery freezes and kills the cancer cells
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Basal cell carcinoma?

Basal cell carcinoma: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Basal cell carcinoma:

  • Untreated, basal cell cancer can spread to nearby tissues or structures, causing damage. This is most worrisome around the nose, eyes, and ears
  • more complications...»

Causes of Basal cell carcinoma

  • Light-colored skin
  • Blue or green eyes
  • Blond or red hair
  • Over-exposure to x-rays or other forms of radiation
  • more causes...»

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Basal cell carcinoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Basal cell carcinoma

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Basal cell carcinoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Basal cell carcinoma

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Basal cell carcinoma: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Basal cell carcinoma

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Basal cell carcinoma: Animations

Prognosis for Basal cell carcinoma

Prognosis for Basal cell carcinoma: The rate of basal cell skin cancer returning is about 1% with Mohs surgery to up to 10% for other forms of treatment. Smaller basal cell carcinomas are less likely to come back than larger ones.

Research about Basal cell carcinoma

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Clinical Trials for Basal cell carcinoma

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Basal cell carcinoma: Broader Related Topics

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