An observational study to determine the impact of waiting time for elective surgery on the growth rate of Basal Cell Carcinomas (a type of skin cancer) in patients with periocular (around the eye) basal cell carcinoma.
We would like to assess how fast basal cell carcinomas grow whilst patients are waiting for surgery on an elective basis.
The possiblities that can occur whilst observing these skin cancers are;
- No change in size
- Increase in size
- Reduction in size
This is an observation of what happens in the public hospital system compared to a private practice. No intervention will be done.
We aim to observe patients over a 9-12 month period.
The observation will be done at baseline and secondly at the time of surgery. The difference in sizes will be documented.https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=335683