Basal cell carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma accounts for 90% of skin cancer.


It occurs most commonly in theskin that is chronically exposed to sunlight such as face, ears, back of the hands, arms, back and the chest.

Basal cell carcinoma grows very slowly in the skin’s upper layers and does not spreadinto the body. There may be visible long-term ulceration and inflammation.

Basal cell carcinoma usually looks like scaly reddish patches or round papules,sometimes with open lesions.

See more examples of basal cell carcinoma below.