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What is stage 1 basal cell carcinoma?

Stage 1 basal cell carcinoma is the second stage of development of the most common type of skin cancer. Stage 1 basal cell carcinoma is usually caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, so it often develops on areas of skin that are exposed to the sun. The tumors caused by stage 1 basal cell carcinoma are usually small, slow-growing red bumps that often form on the skin of the head and neck of older people. Fortunately, stage 1 basal cell carcinoma is easy to treat since it's still early in the cancer's development.

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Is there a cure for stage 1 basal cell carcinoma?
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There's no guaranteed cure for stage 1 basal cell carcinoma, but treatments for this stage of the co...
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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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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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How common is stage 1 basal cell carcinoma?
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It's difficult to determine the exact number of cases of stage 1 basal cell carcinoma because the di...
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