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How Fast Does Basal Cell Carcinoma Grow?
From what I have read, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) tends to be slow growing. What exactly does that mean? I am 43 years old and have a BCC located just below my nose and scheduled for Mohs surgery on Tuesday. I have had the BCC for at least 5 years, probably longer. My surgeon tells me that there is no way to know how much tissue will be removed until surgery. Immediately following the Mohs surgery, I will see a plastic surgeon to repair the wound. My bcc is pink slightly elevated with a rolled border and a crusted indentation in the center. When i went to the dermatologist, he knew right away just from looking at it that it was a BCC, biopsy confirmed. Do they grow at a certain rate? I just want to be prepared. Any information will be helpful.
Growth rate of BCC
Basal Cell Carcinomas can grow slowly or quickly, but usually only locally.
Basal cell carcinoma growth rate difficult to generalize
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There's no predefined rate of growth
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) Growth Rate
How fast does basal cell carcinoma grow
Basal Cell Carcinoma Growth Pattern
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Basal Cell growth rate
Varies on Type, Immunity, Location
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