Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) 2017-06-01T09:23:32+00:00

Eastern Skin Cancer Clinic Explains:
Types of Skin Cancer

The rate of skin cancer in Melbourne is lower than in Queensland, but is still very high in comparison to the rest of the world. This is due to the majority of the population having fair, northern European skin, but living in a sunny tropical and sub-tropical country.

Skin cancer accounts for around 80% of all cancer diagnosed in Australia each year. There are three common types of skin cancer, which are listed here in increasing order of seriousness.

Information on our skin cancer checks in Melbourne can be found here.

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

BCC is the most common form of cancer – of any type – in the world. It’s so common in Australia that around 50% of the population will get one or more during their lifetime. Fortunately though, despite how common it is, BCC is almost never fatal.

However, BCCs never stop growing so they have to be removed – and the sooner the better – because the larger they are, the harder they are to get rid of. BCCs are usually pink and slightly raised, and can often randomly scab and bleed.

Eastern Skin Cancer Clinic BCC

Other Types of Skin Cancer

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

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Melanoma

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Dr. Matt Reid is a caring and highly qualified Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor who specialises in skin cancer diagnoses and skin cancer treatment.

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