Treatment Options

The treatment options for Basal Cell Carcinomas will depend upon the age of the individual and the size, location and extent of the lesion.

Individuals should talk to their doctor about the different treatment options and which might be best for them.  

Click on the links below to see details of the various treatments available.


Electrodessication and Curettage

Laser Vaporisation

Micrographic (Moh's) Surgery

Oral Retinoids

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Radiation Therapy

Surgical Excision

Topical 5 fluorouracil (5-FU)


Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitors

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