What is the best treatment for basal cell carcinomas?
This is a frequently asked question by many patients with skin cancer. The age of the individual, underlying medical conditions, type, location and size of the skin cancer are all crucial factors that affect the decision of which treatment is best.
The treatment options for BCCs will depend upon the age of the individual and the size, location and extent of the lesion. Individuals should talk to their doctor about the different treatment options and which might be best for them.
The NICE clinical guidelines on skin tumours outlines how healthcare services for people with skin tumours should be organised.
To ensure effective management of Gorlin syndrome it is vital that individuals are treated in the early stages and for this reason regular surveillance is recommended.
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