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  1. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition such asp rotecting your skin from ultraviolet radiation and skin cancer.

  2. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Cause

    Nonmelanoma skin cancer is usually caused by overexposure to the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) rays.

  3. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - What Happens

    Nonmelanoma skin cancer usually develops slowly, invading and destroying nearby tissues. It may take months or years for basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas to develop. Because of this slow growth, skin cancer can often be detected and treated early in

  4. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Symptoms

    Nonmelanoma skin cancer may appear as a change in the skin, such as a growth, an irritation or sore that does not heal, or a change in a wart or mole. Basal cell carcinoma usually affects the head, neck, back, chest, or shoulders. The nose is the most com

  5. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Medications

    Medications are rarely used to treat nonmelanoma skin cancer. Surgery is the most common treatment.

  6. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Prevention

    Most nonmelanoma skin cancer can be prevented by protecting your skin from the sun and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Limit your exposure to the sun, especially from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (hours of peak ultraviolet exposure).

  7. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Treatment Overview

    The goals of treatment for nonmelanoma skin cancer are to: Remove the entire skin cancer and a margin of skin tissue around the cancer to reduce the chance of recurrence. Preserve nearby skin tissue that is free of cancer and minimize scarring after surge

  8. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Other Treatment

    Radiation therapy for nonmelanoma skin cancer may be recommended for people who may not be able to have surgery because of the location of the skin cancer. Radiation therapy may also be a treatment choice for older adults if surgery is too risky.

  9. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Topic Overview

    Is this topic for you? This topic is about nonmelanoma skin cancer, including basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. For information about melanoma skin cancer, see the topic Skin Cancer, Melanoma.

  10. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Surgery

    Surgery is the most common and most successful method of treating nonmelanoma skin cancer. The goals of surgery are to: Remove the entire skin cancer and a margin of healthy skin tissue around the cancer to reduce the chance of recurrence.

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