The most common and least aggressive skin cancer and accounts for 75% of diagnosed skin cancers. Lesions grow slowly, rarely spread, however, if left untreated result in an untreated sore (rodent ulcer) which in time impinges on and destrioys surrounding tissue such as blood vessels (Bleeding) and nerves (pain). Basal cell skin cancer occurs in the fairer population in people who have had increased sun exposure and commonly occurs on the face and ears. It can present as a lump, a scaly reddened rough patch or bleeding ulcer, which develops over 4 to 8 months. Nodular BCC can present as a raised smooth greyish lump. Treatment requires excision under a local anaesthetic sometimes with sedation. The tissue removed is sent off to pathology to confirm the diagnosis and ensure the cancer is fully removed.
BASAL CELL CANCER (CARCINOMA) BCC – PHOTOS
BASAL CELL CARCINOMA 1A – BEFORE
BASAL CELL CARCINOMA 1B – AFTER 2 MONTHS
BASAL CELL CARCINOMA 1C – AFTER 4 MONTHS
BASAL CELL CARCINOMA 2A – BEFORE
BASAL CELL CARCINOMA 2A – AFTER 2 MONTHS
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