Radiation Therapy

Use of radiation therapy or x-ray therapy for the treatment of basal cell carcinomas in Gorlin Syndrome can lead to the development of thousands of basal cell carcinomas in the radiation field (Strong 1977; Evans, Birch et al 1991) and is therefore not recommended, unless under special/exceptional circumstances. 

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