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A 47-year-old woman presents to your clinic with complaints of a lesion on her nose. She first noticed it more than a year ago, and it seems to have gotten larger in the past 6 months. The patient is otherwise healthy and works as a tennis coach. Physical exam is notable for the lesion in Figure A. What is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?
Broad surgical excision
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A 68-year-old male presents to your office for his annual physical exam. He has no complaints at this time and his chronic hypertension is well controlled. You notice a .5cm papule on the patient's eyelid that has a pink pearly appearance, rolled borders, and overlying telangiectasias. On further questioning, you find out the patient was a door-to-door salesman and spent a lot of time outdoors, and he did not wear sunscreen. He has fair skin and blonde hair. The patient states that he first noticed the lesion about 6 months prior, and it has grown slightly since then. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Squamous cell carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma
A 65-year-old male presents to his dermatologist to discuss treatment options. He was recently diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma located on his nose. It is currently 1 cm in diameter with a central depression (Figure A). Previous pathology findings demonstrate that it is an infiltrative sub-type. What is the most appropriate course of treatment for this individual?
Electrodesiccation and curettage