Basal cell carcinoma
- many types of BCC are described. The most common type is nodular BCC, which is described here
- sun-exposed sites, especially the head and neck account for the majority of lesions
- initially a pearly, flesh-coloured papule with telangiectasia
- may later ulcerate leaving a central 'crater'
- generally, if a BCC is suspected, a routine referral should be made
- surgical removal
- topical cream: imiquimod, fluorouracil