This is a cancer of one of the layers of the skin called the epidermis. It is slow to develop and usually occurs on the face.
Basal cell carcinomas are on of the most common types of skin cancer, and is a type of skin cancers that may also have a higher risk of occurring again.
You can find further information on non-melanoma on the NHS Choices website.
You can also visit the NHS Choices website for information on cancer support groups in your area