Depending on the width, depth, and type of BCC, you definitely have several options, including: Mohs surgery; Photodynamic therapy, with a topical like Levulan by Dusa Pharma; Aldara, a topical treatment. But location, location, location are big determinents.
In some cases, radiation in counter indicative, as it can damage mucous membranes, the back of the throat, etc.
Is your doctor a dermatologist, or oncologist? What is the size of the lesion . . . pencil eraser size, dime, quarter? How long have you had it? When one considers treatment, the answers to the questions may influence the type of treatment. I had one above the lip removed with MOHS surgery, then treated with PDT after the reconstruction. An oral maxillofacial surgeon may be able to do a good job on the lip repair which requires not only a good surgeon, but a good artist. I did mine with a plastic surgeon specializing in Clefts, just for the very reason that she does them daily, and has significant skills in the area of flaps, to fill in the resulting lesion. You are not alone . . . and they can work miracles.