Basal cell cancer
|Basal cell carcinoma|
|Ulcerated basal cell carcinoma affecting the skin of the nose in an elderly individual|
|Classification and external resources|
|ICD-10||C44 (ILDS C44.L21)|
|Patient UK||Basal-cell carcinoma|
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) (also known as basalioma or basal cell cancer), is the most common skin cancer, and one of the most common cancers in the United States. While BCC has a very low metastatic risk, this tumor can cause significant disfigurement by invading surrounding tissues.