What is the prognosis/outlook for patients who have basal cell carcinoma (BCC)?

The outlook for people with BCC is very good. Almost every case of BCC can be cured, especially when it is discovered early and treated right away.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 07/05/2019.

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