Complications There are only a few complications from this type of cancer. Increased risk of other skin cancers is now a issue, as well as the risk of the carcinoma metastasizing to lymph nodes and the lungs. The most frequent issue is the recurrence of this cancer despite having successful treatments in the past. Medical Management Providers will usually notice these after a patient comes in for an appointment. A referral is this made to a Dermatologist who identifies what type of skin cancer it is with a biopsy. The specialist will also conduct a physical exam and ask about your medical history, daily life and other symptoms that may have happened. Questions about your skin condition, sunscreen use, and family history will also be considered for a diagnosis. With a confirmed biopsy for BCC the goal is to remove the cancer completely. Depends on the area, size and first time or reoccurrence, the specialist may use difference methods of removal. Surgical excision is used for BCC on the chest, back, hands and feet. Mohs surgery is also a option if your cancer has a higher risk for reoccurring later. Radiation, cryosurgery, photodynamic therapy, topical treatments and curettage and electrodessication may be a process used to extract the cancer cell. It will also be expected to undergo chemotherapy if none of the prior methods stop the cancer from reoccurring.
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