Hello All, first question is once they have removed the tumor does that mean you dont have Bcc any longer? Do you carry bcc all of the time and just wait until another tumor appears? The doctor that removed the growth I had said when the bandages come off I would be good to go... huh?
Basal cell carcinoma is a type of nonmelanoma skin cancer, and is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
Basal cell skin cancer almost never spreads and if they remove all of the tumor then it is extremely unlikely to return.
I was a lifeguard "back in the day." we used nothing but baby oil to tan as dark as we could. I got a Basal Cell on my collarbone. It was removed 30 yrs ago and I've never had another. It's a good idea to see your Dermatologist or other Doc at least yearly. They actually make a "map" of your body, drawing all the moles or marks that need to be watched. You can ask that this be done. I have light hair, blue eyes and fair skin. This is the most common profile of the person prone to basal cell. Here are the most important words in my reply-SUNSCREEN every day. Use a number higher than 50 or don't bother. You will tan through it by the way, but you'll be protecting yourself from the most damaging solar rays. Confirm this with your Doc. I'm sure he/she will agree. Don't worry about it coming back. These are easily removed. Avoiding sunburn and protecting with a high SPF are super important. Good luck to you.
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