Questions for your Doctor 

Below are some basic questions to ask your doctor about basal cell carcinoma. If any additional questions occur to you during your visit,
don’t hesitate to ask.

  • Do I have skin cancer? What kind?
  • How is this type of skin cancer different from other types?
  • Has my cancer spread?
  • What treatment approach do you recommend?
  • What are the possible side effects of this treatment?
  • Will I have a scar after treatment?
  • Am I at risk of this condition recurring?
  • Am I at risk of other types of skin cancer?
  • How often will I need follow-up visits after I finish treatment?
  • Are my family members at risk of skin cancer?
  • Are there brochures or other printed material that I can take with me?
  • What websites do you recommend?
  • Are there any clinical trial options available to me?
skin selfie of mole

TIP

Take pictures to monitor changes to your leison(s) and of any new lesions that may develop to share with your Doctor.

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What Does BCC Look Like

Images of Basal Cell Carcinoma

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BCC Patient Forum

A place to ask questions or provide insights and information on your own experience with other patients and caregivers.

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