Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCC)

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BCC is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer. Non-Melanoma skin cancers tend to form on the outermost layer of the skin. BCC is the most common form of skin cancer accounting for nearly 80% of all skin cancers. It can appear in the form of a small lump or formation of skin, pink or pearly white in colour with a wax-like appearance. It can also appear as a red, scaly patch. Over time, the lump can become crusty, enlarged and bleed.

You should see your GP if a lump, skin discolouration or any unusual skin abnormality appears especially if it hasn’t healed after four weeks. It does not necessarily mean it is skin cancer but it is always important to get checked out by a doctor.