The outlook for basal cell carcinoma is very good, as treatment is effective and usually provides complete cure.
But the health body does note: “Lesions that have been neglected for many years can be harder to cure as they can grow under the skin into nearby structures such as nerves, muscle and bone.”
Treatment for basal cell carcinoma
The best treatment will depend on a person’s age, health and the site, size and number of basal cell carcinomas a person has.
Surgery is the most common way of treating basal cell carcinoma.