Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)  is a skin cancer that develops in the basal layer of the skin—deeper than the surface layer. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of cancer worldwide and is associated with chronic sun exposure. Though BCC seldom spreads to other parts of the body, it can be disfiguring if not treated early. Basal Cell cancers are curable.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma Puget Sound Dermatology
Basal Cell Carcinoma Puget Sound Dermatology

Treatment For Basal Cell Carcinoma

Treatments include surgical procedures such as excision, electrodessication and curettage, or Mohs Micrographic Surgery, as well as non-surgical options such as photodynamic therapy or topical imiquimod. The type of treatment recommended will vary depending on the location, size and type of basal cell.

Meet Our Providers

Our providers continue to maintain the highest levels of accreditation and progressive ongoing education to learn and understand the latest developments in medical dermatology. Each provider's education and bio can be viewed below.


Melanie Kuechle, MD

Dr. Kuechle is a native of Texas and a graduate of Baylor University College of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency at...


Dr. Craig Birkby

Dr. Birkby is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has performed over 15,000 Mohs surgeries...

Dr. Nguyen Sheena Puget Sound Dermatology

Sheena Nguyen, DO

Dr. Nguyen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a Board Certified, Fellowship-trained Pediatric Dermatologist. She was born and raised...


Ame Phitwong, ARNP

Ame is a board certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner who has worked entirely...