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what is the cost to remove small basal cell carcinoma from forehead?

By Anonymous August 20, 2012 - 8:34am
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what is the cost to remove small basal cell carcinoma from forehead? The diagnosis was: 'Skin, mid upper forehead-nodular basal cell carcinoma, approximatly .3x.2x.1 cm extending into the dermis'. This was a biopsy of nodular neoplasm with peripheral palissading extends into dermis. My wife just wants to know what it will cost her. We have insurance but will pay with cash to keep insurance from going up. Thank you, Tim

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Hi Tim

Thank you for your post and I'm sorry to know of your wife's diagnosis.

The answer is that by doing this privately, the cost could vary widely. Will she be awake or asleep? This can cause the cost to double if she is asleep. Or if she is in "twilight" sleep, that can be cheaper - this is where she is not fully under but can't feel any pain.

So an estimate could be anywhere from a thousand dollars to even two thousand - it all depend on how and where it is done and who is performing the procedure.

Also, your premiums don't necessarily go up because you use your insurance. Make sure you know how much (if they do) they go up and see if it's worth your while. If you are insuranced via your jobs, then you may not see changes or your employers might split the cost with you. This is why we have insurance - so we don't have to pay out with our own money - just make sure paying in cash is worth it and shop around. The less the cost, the less chance of seeing your premiums being raised.

On another note, if you do decide to pay in cash, it's likely it will cost a lot less.



August 20, 2012 - 11:32am
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