Facial Skin Cancers
In our Australian climate, skin cancer is extremely prevalent…
Basal cell cancers are one of the most common skin cancers and are caused by excessive sun exposure. They usually appear in areas such as the nose, forehead, face and ears, however they can occur anywhere on the skin. They start out as small pale patches on the skin and eventually grow to form ulcers.
Other kinds of skin cancers include:
- Squamous cell cancer – This also occurs on the skin of the head and neck, and usually occurs on the lower lip and ear. These look like basal cell cancers and if caught early, they are usually not too dangerous.
- Malignant melanoma – This is the most dangerous of skin cancers, and usually starts as a mole or black lump on the skin which changes shape and colour.
At ENT Surgeons of Melbourne we are able to diagnose and treat facial skin cancers.