Basal Cell Carcinoma

Also known as rodent ulcer, Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common skin cancer in humans.

Who gets Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Usually patients with fair skin, light eye and hair colour, strong family history, history of excessive sun exposure and particularly those with history of childhood burns get Basal Cell Carcinomas. There are many more groups of patients who are prone to this condition, including patients with Gorlin syndrome or those who are immunosuppressed.

Information on Basal Cell Carcinoma can be found here: https://www.bad.org.uk/pils/basal-cell-carcinoma/    

Many excellent treatments are now available, some offering near 100% cure rates.

Professor Madan will discuss the best treatment for your Basal Cell Carcinoma. If a diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinomas has been made, the treatment would depend upon several factors including location of Basal Cell Carcinoma, clinical type of lesion and size etc.

Such treatments include:

  • Curettage
  • Excision
  • Creams such as imiquimod
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Photodynamic therapy