Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC):

  • Most common skin cancer in Australia
  • Chronic sun exposure is the most common cause
  • More common as you get older
  • Grow slowly
  • Almost never spread elsewhere in the body
  • Come in 3 common types
  • Most common treatment is surgical excision
  • The defect left after excision needs reconstruction
  • Cure rate is ~95% with a single operation

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC):

  • 2nd most common skin cancer in Australia
  • Chronic sun exposure is the most common cause
  • More common as you get older
  • Can grow quickly depending on type
  • Rarely spread to local lymph nodes if treated early
  • Have various appearances
  • Most common treatment is surgical excision
  • The defect left after excision needs reconstruction
  • Cure rate is ~95% with a single operation
Nodular BCC

Nodular BCC

Ulcerating SCC

Ulcerating SCC

Morphoeic BCC

Morphoeic BCC

Superficial SCC

Superficial SCC

Superficial BCC

Superficial BCC

SCC

SCC