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Unformatted text preview: • Surgical resection o Curettage o Electrodessication o Radiotherapy • Topical Therapy o Cryosurgery (not a traditional topical agent – for local destruction) o 5-fluoruracil o Imiquimod • Other o Phototherapy o Radiotherapy o Prognosis After surgical treatment there may be a visible scar. However, the recurrence rate is typically less than 3%. Topical therapy will not leave as drastic of a scar, but this method of treatment will usually have a much higher recurrence rate. Patients with BCC’s have a significantly higher risk of developing a second BCC and should be followed up regularly for new lesions. In addition, monthly self-screening with another person (such as a spouse) is highly recommended. Prevention The main preventative measure is to avoid excessive sun exposure. Other preventative measures include avoiding x-rays, and arsenic. Patients should be educated on the importance of sunscreen use and other protective garments when out in sun....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10