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Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatments


A doctor may recommend any of the following treatments:

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery—microscopically controlled surgery the offers the best cure rate for basal cell carcinoma
  • Removing the growth with simple surgery
  • Freezing the growth off with liquid nitrogen
  • Electrodesiccation and Curettage—treatment with a curette (a sharp, spoon-shaped tool, and an electric current)
  • Radiotherapy, also known as radiation therapy
  • Photodynamic therapy in which the cells absorb an acid that causes them to die when exposed to light
  • Creams, especially fluorouracil (5-FU) or imiquimod
  • Plastic surgery to repair any cosmetic problems that occur after treatment

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