Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. It is most common in sun-exposed areas such as the head, neck, back of the hands and lower legs, but can occur anywhere. It is often seen on the face. The use of tanning beds significantly increases the risk of developing BCC, and those who tan tend to develop BCC earlier in life. Although BCC can rarely spread to other parts of the body, in most cases it can be cured with an outpatient procedure. It is important to see your dermatologist if you notice a new or changing skin lesion.