BASAL CELL CARCINOMA (BCC)
The most common, usually pink and may bleed or itch. BCC's may start as a flat patch or a raised lesion like a pimple. They can grow locally destroying the surrounding tissues. Depending upon the features of this cancer it has different management options ranging from Aldara cream through to Surgery.
Non-melanoma skin cancers (BCC + SCC) account for 80% of all new cancer diagnoses in New Zealand each year. With a new diagnosis every 3-4 hours in the Taranaki region this is a very common diagnosis and with early detection and careful management can be quickly and efficiently treated. If you have a skin lesion you are worried about please take up our offer of a free spot check and allow our team of experts to ensure you are safe from skin cancer.