Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, making up eight out of ten cases. This cancer grows very slowly and is not likely to spread throughout the body. However, someone who has had a basal cell carcinoma is likely to develop a subsequent recurrence. The cancer sometimes grows and spreads into the bone, muscle, and other layers of the skin if left untreated. Unless it is removed completely, it can reoccur in the same place.
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