Oncology (General Cancer)/basal cell carcinoma


I was diagnosed with bcc. I am thinking of not going back for the surgery because I have read that bcc is not life threatening from all kinds of sites, and its located on collar bone is that important?

That would be a BAD decision. Yes basal cell cancers are not life threatening usually if they are treated! They usually do not spread by lymph vessels or blood vessels to distant sites - metastases. But they do spread by continued growth if not cut away with an appropriate margin by surgery! So please follow my advice here and go back for surgery!!! If they do invade bone or cartilage they are very difficult to get rid of! Good luck!

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I'm a Doctor of Medicine and specialist in Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy educated & trained in Sweden. Now retired. Background in Radiation Therapy, Medical Oncology, Radiation Protection, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Gynecological Oncology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Cytology,Hematology and Internal Medicine. M.D. from the faculty of medicine, Royal Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Have also been an exchange student at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem Israel. Former medical consultant, Swedish National Board of Radiation Protection. Former Police Surgeon and Medical Examiner, Stockholm Police Department. Former Chief Medical Officer, The Royal Guards, The Royal Horse Guards and the Royal Household Brigade, Royal Swedish Army Medical Corps. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128 I have no restrictions in the number of questions there. I also answer questions in these other categories: General History, Military History, Brain Tumors, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer

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