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What are the treatment options for stage 1 basal cell carcinoma?

There are a variety of treatment options for stage 1 basal cell carcinoma. The most common treatment for new tumors is electrodesiccation and curettage. This procedure involves scraping off the top layer of the tumor and then burning the tumor's base with an electric needle. Another common option for treating stage 1 basal cell carcinoma is surgical removal of the tumor and a small bit of surrounding skin. If these types of surgery aren't an option, cryosurgery (using liquid nitrogen to freeze the tumors) may be used. In some cases, topical chemotherapy treatments may be applied to your skin. Other treatment options like radiation and Mohs microscopically controlled surgery usually aren't used until later stages, when tumors are larger and deeper. Since treatment for stage 1 basal cell carcinoma depends on the location of the tumor and the health of the individual, it's important to talk to your doctor about finding the best treatment option for you.

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