Fortunately, BCCs are very slow growing forms of skin cancer and usually remain in the outer layer of the skin. This type of cancer does not spread to other parts of the body.
Fortunately, SCCs are very slow growing forms of skin cancer and usually remain in the outer layer of the skin. However, if left untreated, they can disfigure the skin and may spread to other organs of the body (metastasise).
Malignant melanomas are usually treated with surgery. This will involve removing the complete tumour along with an area of normal skin. It may take two weeks or more for the results of the surgery to be ready and if this confirms that it has been entirely removed this may be all that is required.