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 would be done by a general physician who would do a tissue test or even biopsy to check for these signs.
HOW IS NONMELANOMA SKIN CANCER TREATED?
Different doctors work towards improving quality of life of the patient affected with Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer. Surgical removal of the tumor to remove the affected areas is the first line of treatment. Electrodessication, Mohs surgery, freezing, laser therapy and reconstructive surgery are common treatment options. Radiation therapy, chemotherapy and topical treatments are commonly followed for treating Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer.
DID YOU KNOW?
This cancer form is one of the easiest to treat but often late diagnosis leads to delay in treatment.