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Saturday, August 30, 2008 Marcy, Community Member, asks

Q: Can a basal cell carcinoma be deadly?

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
9/15/08 12:28am

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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By Marcy, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/01/12, First Published: 08/30/08