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I'm really sorry for the physical and mental trauma your mother is undergoing. Older adults are usually at higher risk than younger adults for developing skin lesions from cumulative risk exposure and immunosenescence. Keeping in mind the age and number of surgeries she has undergone, the therapeutic modalities gets narrowed.
Chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy will cause more harm than good to your mother. So the last option left is Radiotherapy.
Radiation therapy may be used after surgery (adjuvant therapy) when cancer cells are found in the margin of tissue removed with the tumour and for tumours that grow around nerves (perineural invasion) or involve several nerves. External beam radiation therapy is the one which is commonly used. Apart from this, vismodegib (GDC-0449, Genentech), an investigational, oral medicine designed to selectively inhibit signaling in the Hedgehog pathway, which is implicated in more than 90 percent of BCC cases can be tried after discussing with your doctors.
Hope I have answered your queries; I'll be available for the follow-up queries.
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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