Basal Cell Carcinoma | Auburn Medical Group

We do a shave biopsy on a patient’s face to confirm the presence of basal cell carcinoma, nodular type. There was cancer remaining on the edges of the sample. This area will be re-examined in the coming months. Any area suspicious for recurrence of the cancer can be treated with liquid nitrogen cyrotherapy at that time. This is much simpler and less expensive than the Mohs surgery that would have been needed had this turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma.

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Mark Vaughan, M.D. is the Medical Director and founding member of the Auburn Medical Group, an independent Family Medicine practice in Auburn, California. He speaks on general medical topics on the Auburn Medical Group YouTube Channel. His handle for Twitter and Instagram is @doctorvaughan.

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