6. Prognosis

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With prompt detection and effective treatment, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) generally carry a good prognosis. These tumours are rarely fatal, causing only approximately 560 deaths each year in Australia.[1]

Outcomes generally reported in clinical trials BCC and cSCC management include recurrence, 5-year survival and treatment-related morbidity. These outcomes are influenced by tumour stage, site, morphological and histological subtype, treatment modality and excision margins.

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  1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Skin cancer in Australia. Canberra, ACT: AIHW, Department of Health; 2016 Jul 13 [cited 2018 Oct 8]. Report No.: CAN 96. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/cancer/skin-cancer-in-australia/contents/table-of-contents.

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