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How common is stage 0 basal cell carcinoma?

It's difficult to determine the exact number of cases of stage 0 basal cell carcinoma because the disease may not be diagnosed until later, and it's often not assigned a stage unless the tumors are large or have spread significantly. In general, basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer. In the United States, over 800,000 new cases of basal cell carcinoma are diagnosed each year.

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What increases my risk for stage 0 basal cell carcinoma?
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Is there a cure for stage 0 basal cell carcinoma?
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How do medications treat stage 0 basal cell carcinoma?
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How does stage 0 basal cell carcinoma affect the body?
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Stage 0 basal cell carcinoma starts in the bottom part of the epidermis, which is the skin's top lay...
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