Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma Outlook

What to expect with basal cell carcinoma:

  • With early detection, more than 95 out of every 100 people with basal cell carcinoma of the skin can be cured.
  • Without treatment, skin cancer can cause permanent disability and death.
  • Sometimes, these cancers recur or spread.

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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 Carcinoma References
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