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Is there a cure for stage 0 basal cell carcinoma?

There's no guaranteed cure for stage 0 basal cell carcinoma, but treatments for this stage of the condition are almost always effective. Depending on the location of the tumor, stage 0 basal cell carcinoma treatment may include electrodesiccation and curettage, surgery, or topical medication. These treatments are almost always successful at removing the tumor, but it's important to remember that basal cell carcinoma can re-develop. Because of this, it's important to get yearly skin screenings after treatment for stage 0 basal cell carcinoma.

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