Localized treatments

A broad range of therapeutic modalities, including surgical and non-surgical interventions, can be used to treat advanced BCC.1


Surgical excision

Surgery often represents an effective and efficient therapy for advanced BCC, but considerations should be given to function and cosmesis.1


Radiation therapy

RT can be a primary option for patients when based on certain considerations such as function, cosmesis, patient preference, and performance status.1


Superficial therapies

Superficial therapies, including topical treatments, photodynamic therapy, and cryotherapy, are alternatives for patients with superficial BCC.1

Established therapies, such as surgery or nonsurgical methods, can effectively treat most cases of BCC. These interventions are often not as successful in patients with advanced disease.2

References: 1. Referenced with permission from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Basal Cell Skin Cancer V.2.2021. © National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc. 2021. All rights reserved. Accessed August 12, 2021. To view the most recent and complete version of the guidelines, go online to NCCN.org. 2. Puig S, Berrocal A. Management of high-risk and advanced basal cell carcinoma. Clin Transl Oncol. 2015;17(7):497-503.

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