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Does stage 3 basal cell carcinoma affect men differently than women?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The only difference between the way stage 3 basal cell carcinoma affects males and the way it affects females is that it's more common among males. Even though males are much more likely to develop stage 3 basal cell carcinoma, the condition is affecting women at a growing rate. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer among humans in general, so both sexes should take precautions against stage 3 basal cell carcinoma by avoiding too much sun exposure and wearing sunscreen.

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