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How common is stage 1 basal cell carcinoma?

It's difficult to determine the exact number of cases of stage 1 basal cell carcinoma because the disease may not be diagnosed until later. Also, basal cell carcinoma often isn't assigned a stage unless the tumors are large or have spread significantly. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer. In the United States, over 800,000 new cases of basal cell carcinoma (in all stages) are diagnosed each year.

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How is stage 1 basal cell carcinoma diagnosed?
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Usually, diagnosing stage 1 basal cell carcinoma begins with a physical exam that includes a visual ...
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What is stage 1 basal cell carcinoma?
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Stage 1 basal cell carcinoma is the second stage of development of the most common type of skin canc...
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What are the treatment options for stage 1 basal cell carcinoma?
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There are a variety of treatment options for stage 1 basal cell carcinoma. The most common treatment...
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Can children get stage 1 basal cell carcinoma?
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Basal cell carcinoma at any stage, including stage 1, is rare in children. In general, older people ...
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