Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
More than 70 per cent of all skin cancers are BCC. They are most common in adults aged over 40, but can develop in younger people. They are usually first noticed on the head, neck and upper body, but some appear on the arms and legs.
BCC are small, round or flattened in shape; red, pale or pearly in colour; grow slowly and don’t usually spread. However, BCC may go deeper into the skin if not treated, and damage nearby tissue.