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Is stage 3 basal cell carcinoma serious?

Stage 3 basal cell carcinoma is the fourth phase of development of the cancer, so it's beginning to get more serious. Basal cell carcinoma isn't often life-threatening, but by the time it reaches stage 3, it's already begun to spread. At stage 3, the cancer has usually spread deeper into the skin and into surrounding tissue like facial bones and nearby lymph nodes. Because of this, it's important to see a doctor if you notice symptoms of stage 3 basal cell carcinoma.

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How is stage 3 basal cell carcinoma diagnosed?
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What are the symptoms of stage 3 basal cell carcinoma?
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The main symptoms of stage 3 basal cell carcinoma are skin growths that develop on areas of sun-expo...
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Does sun exposure increase my risk for stage 3 basal cell carcinoma?
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Sun exposure is one of the most significant risk factors for stage 3 basal cell carcinoma. Often, pe...
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How do medications treat stage 3 basal cell carcinoma?
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