Often the only sign of BCC is a growth, which can vary in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters in diameter.
BCCs may look like a sore that:
- Bleeds easily
- Won’t heal, or heals and returns
- Oozes or crusts over
- Has a sunken center, like a crater
- Has visible blood vessels in or around it
Depending on how severe the BCC is and how far it has spread, your doctor will discuss options for treatment with you.
Medicated creams and minor surgery: Creams that contain a drug, such as imiquimod or 5-fluorouracil, can be used to treat early BCC. A minor surgical procedure can be used to remove the cancer if it is beyond being treated with a cream.
Mohs Surgery: For more aggressive lesions or those in cosmetically important areas (such as the face, ears, etc) Mohs Micrographic Surgery is performed. Dr. Richard Asarch and Dr. Adam Asarch have performed over 30,000 successful Mohs Surgery Procedures.