What should I know to care for someone with stage 1 basal cell carcinoma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you are caring for someone with stage 1 basal cell carcinoma, one of the best things you can do is help that person follow medical advice from the doctors. Help support that person both physically and emotionally during treatment. After treatment, ensure that the person sees the doctor for frequent screenings to make sure the cancer hasn't spread or returned. Encourage continued skin protection through sunscreen and protective clothing.

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