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Nonmelanoma skin cancer

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 28, 2020.

Overview

Nonmelanoma skin cancer refers to all the types of cancer that occur in the skin that are not melanoma.

Several types of skin cancer fall within the broader category of nonmelanoma skin cancer, with the most common types being basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Nonmelanoma skin cancer treatment depends on the type of cancer. Skin cancer treatment usually involves surgery to remove the cancer cells.

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