Healing after Basal Cell Carcinoma Removal

Q:
Can you give me some information about healing after basal cell carcinoma removal?

A:
Basal cell carcinoma is a very common skin cancer. Several treatments can remove the tumor and mostly it is not fatal. So there is no need to worry a lot after the diagnosis.

However, recurrence is likely to occur. Therefore, you still need to pay close attention to your skin after the removal.

Firstly, try to avoid exposure to the sun. Ultraviolet in sunlight can damage DNA of your basal cells and trigger the disease. Besides, tanning beds also contain ultraviolet, so you also need to avoid them.

Secondly, regular exams can help tell whether the disease comes back again. Remember to ask your doctor how often you need to take skin exams.

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