About Rodent Ulcers

Rodent ulcers are harmless skin cancers. Another name for a rodent ulcer is a Basal Cell Carcinoma. They are the most common form of any cancer and usually occur on the head and neck, more commonly in people over 40.

People frequently do not realise that they have a rodent ulcer, as the ulcers are slow-growing and tend not to give much trouble early on, until they start to fail to heal.

If a rodent ulcer is left for a few years it will locally destroy tissue and it will not go away on its own. Rodent ulcers do not spread in the body but need to be treated as early as possible to minimise the amount of tissue which needs to be removed in their treatment.