Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
Most common least dangerous skin cancer
Usually appear as small flesh type bumps or nodules
Often found on the head and neck but can occur on other skin areas as well
Does not tend to spread to other parts of the body but can spread locally
Cure rate as high as 95% if detected and treated early
Basal cell carcinoma is a malignant skin tumor involving cancerous changes of basal skin cells. Basal cell skin cancers usually occur on areas of skin that are regularly exposed to sunlight or other ultraviolet radiation.
Once a suspicious lesion is found, a biopsy is needed to prove the diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma.
Treatment varies depending on the size, depth, and location of the cancer. Early treatment may result in a cure rate of more than 95%, but regular examination by a health care provider is required to watch for new sites of basal cell cancer.