What are the treatment options for superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC)?

Updated: Mar 02, 2020
  • Author: Robert S Bader, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Superficial BCCS have been successfully treated with imiquimod 5% cream, [19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24] and topical 5-fluorouracil 5% cream may be used to treat small, superficial BCCs. [25] Several studies have shown success in treating small nodular BCCs with imiquimod 5% cream, although this is an off-label indication and patients should be informed of this fact. (See Medication.)


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