Is Basal Cell Carcinoma Serious?

Yes, Basal Cell Carcinoma can kill if left untreated.

Basal cell carcinoma is rarely fatal (less than 0.1% of patient deaths due to cancer) and rarely spreads to other parts of the body, but if left untreated it can damage vital organs, bones, and blood vessels.
 
A 44 year old male who lived alone on a farm and suffered an injury 2 years previously, growing lesion for 10 months. For full history see: Neglected Basal Cell Carcinomas in the 21st Century
basal cell carcinoma pictures
 A mutilating neglected basal cell carcinoma on right side of face.
 
 
basal cell carcinoma pictures eye 1
 Basal cell carcinoma of the left eye and orbit, maxillary sinus and palate.
 
 
basal cell carcinoma pictures eye 3
Basal cell carcinoma maxillary sinus and orbit.
 
basal cell carcinoma pictures
No tumor but with no facial reconstruction.
 
basal cell carcinoma pictures eye 2
Basal cell carcinoma of the orbit, maxillary sinus and nose.
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