Basal Cell Carcinoma


A 54-year-old man presents to dermatology clinic with a 1 cm pink plaque on his right cheek. Based on the image, what is the MOST likely diagnosis?


A 58-year-old fair-skinned man presents with a 1cm diameter pearly plaque with central hemorrhagic crust and peripheral telangiectasias. In evaluating this patient, what diagnostic test should be performed?


You perform a biopsy for a lesion on the cheek. The pathology report gives a diagnosis of “basal cell carcinoma, nodular and infiltrative subtypes.” What is the best next course of action?


Your patient is a 35-year-old woman with a history of BCC who would like more information about sun protection. What patient education would you provide?


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