Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer
Usually identified as a raised nodule in the skin
What is skin cancer?
There are 3 main types of skin cancer:
- Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
- Malignant Melanoma (MM)
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. It tends to present in older patients with fair skin who have been exposed to a lot of sun. It is usually identified as a raised nodule in the skin. These will require surgical excision under local anaesthetic. Skin Lesion Excision
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is less common and may present as a non-healing ulcerated skin lesion. It can be more aggressive than a BCC and subsequently will require more aggressive surgical treatment. In the form of a wider excision, sometimes with a skin graft or local flap.
Malignant Melanomas (MM) tend to occur in younger patients as a raised, dark (pigmented) lesion. It has the potential to spread and would require urgent surgical treatment with a wide, local excision.