Basal Cell Carcinoma Case Study

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Vashawn, great job elaborating on your diagnosis! Since it has been deemed the most common skin cancer and slow-growing, but, if not properly diagnosed can lead to more negative consequences. It is also important to know what aids in the confirmation of this diagnosis. Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) recommend a punch biopsy in the majority of clinically suspected BCC prior to treatment. The difference in diagnostic accuracy of BCC subtyping between punch biopsy and clinical diagnosis has never been evaluated. The impact of omitting the punch biopsy on treatment recommendations was evaluated. Roozeboom et al., show that, when a punch biopsy is omitted, there is a risk of over staging superficial BCC as
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