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What is best treatment for basal cell carcinoma ?

Ionizing radiation or cryotherapy ???
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The best treatment for basal cell carcinoma is Mohs micrographically controlled surgery. It offers the least cosmetic damages and the best cure rates (99%).
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The best treatment for basal cell carcinoma is Mohs micrographically controlled surgery. It offers the least cosmetic damages and the best cure rates (99%).


thanks haisook but if u must choose between those two option ?


A cryotherapy

B ionizing radiation


so what to choose
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thanks haisook but if u must choose between those two option ?


A cryotherapy

B ionizing radiation


so what to choose
Radiation is better as it has been proved to be almost as effective as surgery. Cryotherapy can be used as well, but it's not shown yet to be as effective.

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