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Is there a cure for stage 4 basal cell carcinoma?

Unfortunately, there's no guaranteed cure for stage 4 basal cell carcinoma. However, there are several treatments that are often pretty effective. Depending on the location of the tumor, treatment may include surgery (including Mohs surgery) to remove the tumor, or radiation to kill cancerous cells. These treatments are usually pretty successful at removing the cancer, but basal cell carcinoma can re-develop, especially once it's reached stage 4. Because of this, it's important to get frequent skin screenings after treatment for stage 4 basal cell carcinoma.

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How is stage 4 basal cell carcinoma diagnosed?
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How do medications treat stage 4 basal cell carcinoma?
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What are the symptoms of stage 4 basal cell carcinoma?
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Are there alternative treatments for stage 4 basal cell carcinoma?
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