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My friend just got back from the doctor after a strange

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Hello, my friend just got back from the doctor after a strange itchy lump was has been on his head for about a year. They immediately wanted to do a biopsy and he did. It came back as basal cell carcinoma, large surface area ( about the size of a nickel), its also red and slightly lumpy. She recommended surgery immediately, but after some research he is thinking of pursuing more holistic treatments. He is researching diet treatments ( cleansing) as well as topical things, creams and salves, and what not. I just wanted to check in for a second opinion and gather some more thoughts on the matter. I guess the surgery also comes with lots of potential dangers. Thanks so much.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 years ago.


Thank you for your question,

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

I would advise to have the surgery done.

The type of surgery can vary.

It depends on the extent of the cancer but it is less extensive than other cancer surgery.

So the risk of surgery is also less.

It is necessary to get the cancer out.

It is a slow growing cancer but left untreated it can erode the neighboring structures, bones.

I feel he should not try other treatments like diet, holistic etc.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

is this kind of cancer especially dangerous. What are the potential most serious complications?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Is this kind of cancer especially dangerous? What are the potential complications?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 years ago.
This type of cancer is less dangerous than most others which spread to distant organs.
It spreads locally to adjacent structures.
So early removal will limit the tissue loss.