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How is stage 1 basal cell carcinoma diagnosed?

Usually, diagnosing stage 1 basal cell carcinoma begins with a physical exam that includes a visual examination of the tumor and a review of your medical history. To confirm diagnosis, doctors will do a biopsy, which involves removing all or part of the growth and analyzing it under a microscope. For stage 1 basal cell carcinoma, the growth is still small and can be biopsied by simply shaving off the skin's top layers rather than surgically cutting out the entire growth.

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What are the symptoms of stage 1 basal cell carcinoma?
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The main symptoms of stage 1 basal cell carcinoma are skin growths that develop on areas of sun-expo...
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How does stage 1 basal cell carcinoma affect the body?
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Stage 1 basal cell carcinoma starts in the bottom part of the epidermis, which is the skin's top lay...
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How do medications treat stage 1 basal cell carcinoma?
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Usually, medications aren't the first treatment option for stage 1 basal cell carcinoma. Instead, th...
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What causes stage 1 basal cell carcinoma?
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Stage 1 basal cell carcinoma is caused when stage 0 basal cell carcinoma advances. Initially, basal ...
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