Comparison of Treatment Modalities for Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma

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Abstract

SUMMARY

We studied 97 patiens with recurrent basal cell carcinomas; 20 were treated by surgery, 35 by radiation, 40 with chemosurgery, and two patients had no treatment (because their lesions weer too far advanced). There was a treatment failure rate of 11 percent for radiation therapy, 12 percent for chemosurgery, and 5 percent for surgical excision.

Recurrent BCC requires a careful selection of the mode of therapy, aggressive treatment, and careful long-term follow-up. Using therse principles, an excellent cure rate can be achieved by all the 3 modes of therapy includes in this report.

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