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    Here you'll find facts about nonmelanoma skin cancer -- how it starts, what happens, and what raises your risk.

    What Is Non-Melanoma?

    Get an overview of nonmelanoma skin cancer.

    Nonmelanoma skin cancer usually develops slowly, meaning it can often be detected and treated early.

    Causes

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

    Are You at Risk?

    Both genetic and lifestyle factors can increase your risk for nonmelanoma skin cancer.

    Prevention

    Most non-melanoma skin cancer can be prevented by protecting your skin from ultraviolet radiation.

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