Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. It starts in the top layer of the skin called the epidermis. Most of the time, BCC can be removed and treated. But sometimes it can grow back.
Most BCCs show up on sun-exposed areas of the body, especially the face and neck. But they can occur in other areas too.
It is rare for BCC to spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body, but for more information on advanced BCC, read CSC’s Fact Sheet on Advanced BCC