Non-melanoma Skin Cancer refers to all types of skin cancers that are not melanoma. Most skin cancers are non-melanoma. The most common cause for this type of cancer is overexposure to sun, use of tanning beds or sun lamps. The cancer appears as a growth that tends to change its colour and appearance over time. It can also present in the form of sore that doesn't heal.
HOW IS NONMELANOMA SKIN CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer depends on the underlying cause. The oncologist may check for the age, medical condition and various symptoms associated with the disease. Skin biopsy is the most common diagnostic test.
HOW IS NONMELANOMA SKIN CANCER TREATED?
Treatment of the cancer depends on the size and the location of the tumour. Medications are rarely used. A surgical removal of the cancerous tumour is considered to be the most viable treatment option.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer usually occurs in older people.