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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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How is stage 0 basal cell carcinoma diagnosed?
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How do other illnesses affect stage 0 basal cell carcinoma?
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Because stage 0 basal cell carcinoma generally only affects the topmost layers of skin, other illnes...
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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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