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How common is stage 4 basal cell carcinoma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

It's difficult to determine the exact number of cases of stage 4 basal cell carcinoma because the disease may be diagnosed and treated before it's progressed to stage 4. Basal cell carcinoma tends to grow slowly and not spread to other parts of the body. In general, basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer. It's estimated that in the United States, some 2.8 million people develop basal cell carcinoma annually.

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