Basal Cell Carcinoma

  • Julie A. DiSano
  • Colette R. PameijerEmail author


Basal cell carcinoma is a common, generally indolent skin cancer that is locally destructive if left untreated. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice, although systemic treatment with a hedgehog pathway inhibitor can be considered for locally advanced or high-risk lesions.


Basal cell carcinoma Complete skin exam Mohs micrographic surgery Hedgehog inhibitor 

Suggested Reading

  1. National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology: basal cell skin cancer (version 1.2017). Accessed 17 July 2017.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryPenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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