Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Basal Cell Cancer Evaluation

The evaluation of basal cell carcinoma begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with basal cell carcinoma may include:

The doctor may suspect skin cancer after looking at a skin lesion; however, a skin biopsy is required to confirm the diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma.

Tests for basal cell carcinoma include:

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Basal Cell Cancer References
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