Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a common type of skin cancer.

They can appear as a lump, nodule, sore that won’t heal or scaly area. They are red, pearly or pale in colour.

A BCC grows slowly and can become large and ulcerated if not treated so they are best removed when they are small.

The areas most affected are the head, neck & upper torso and where there has been a lot of sun exposure. They can usually be removed by a simple excision.

For further information, please refer to Cancer Council Victoria – About Basal Cell Carcinoma