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How does stage 0 basal cell carcinoma affect the body?

Stage 0 basal cell carcinoma starts in the bottom part of the epidermis, which is the skin's top layer. An overgrowth of skin cells eventually builds up and forms a tumor. Stage 0 basal cell carcinoma tumors are usually small, shiny growths that may bleed easily, or scab and crust. Tumors usually form on areas of sun-exposed skin, often on the neck and head. While in stage 0, basal cell carcinomas are still confined to the epidermis, but if left untreated, they may slowly start to spread deeper into the skin.

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Does sun exposure increase my risk for stage 0 basal cell carcinoma?
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Are there alternative treatments for stage 0 basal cell carcinoma?
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Does stage 0 basal cell carcinoma affect men differently than women?
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