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Old 11-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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Re: Best basal cell carcinoma treatment

Originally Posted by Monellie View Post
I have a Basal Cell Carcinoma on my collarbone which will need treatment. I was presented with two choices: cut and burn, or 6-weeks of chemotherapy cream. My brother has had many BCC's removed and he said that cutting is fine, but that burning leaves an itchy spot that doesn't go away.

Is cutting the best method for total removal?

If so, do have to have the burning procedure also?

Is there less scarring when using the cream?

Is the cream 100% effective?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of these treatments?

Thank you so much for any advice you can provide.
I had one "cut" off my neck 6 years ago. I have a 2 inch scar. Unfortunately, it came back in the same spot. I am scheduled to have it removed with a mohs procedure, where they remove 1 layer at a time. My Dr. wouldn't let me use the cream. She said it's mainly used for the elderly.