• Marcy Marcy
    August 30, 2008
    Can a basal cell carcinoma be deadly?
    Marcy Marcy
    August 30, 2008

    I had a basal cell carcinoma removed and they didn't get clean margins.  Now I need radiation.  Is it normal to not go back in and try and remove more cancerous tissue?

    The cancer was on my side and must have been pretty deep.  Can it travel into my body and be deadly?

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  • HealthGal
    Health Guide
    September 15, 2008
    HealthGal
    Health Guide
    August 30, 2008

    If it were to spread to lymph nodes it could present a serious problem - I would get a second opinion on treatment


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