Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCC), Squamous Cell Carcinomas (SCC) and Intraepidermal Carcinoma (IEC)

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC) or keratinocyte cancer is a malignant abnormal reproduction of cells that forms on the top outer layer of the skin, the epidermis. Common NMSC's are squamous or basal cell carcinomas. 

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common cancer found in humans. Growing out of sun-damaged skin, commonly on the face and in frequently sunburnt spots, BCCs usually affects the middle-aged and elderly but can present in people of all ages. 

 

There are many different types of BCCs including:

  • Superficial 

  • Nodular

  • Morphoeic 

  • Pigmented

  • Ulcerated 

BCCs can be treated in different ways depending on their severity including:

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma, or SCC, is a non-melanoma skin cancer that usually grows out of pre-existing skin damage. An SCC generally presents in males, and frequent smokers appearing in a nodule or plaque and are commonly known to ulcer. Invasive SCCs may need to be treated both surgically and with radiotherapy.