When is radiation therapy indicated in the treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC)?

Updated: Mar 02, 2020
  • Author: Robert S Bader, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Radiation therapy is a primary treatment option in patients who are not surgical candidates. It may also be used as adjuvant therapy in cases with positive surgical margins. However, radiation therapy is contraindicated in patients with genetic conditions that predispose to skin cancer. [7]


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