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Skin cancer (non melanoma)

Men and woman discussing skin cancer

All about non melanoma skin cancers - basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers - including symptoms and causes, tests to diagnose skin cancer, treatment including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and current research.  Living with skin cancer covers coping with your diagnosis, preventing future skin cancers and skin care.

If you are looking for information about the skin cancer that develops from abnormal moles (melanoma) this is not the right section for you. There is a separate section about melanoma.

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Press release: UK rays responsible for more than a third of most recent sunburn cases
As temperatures soar this week, new figures from Cancer Research UK and NIVEA SUN show that 37 per cent of people admit the last time they w...
2 Sep 2013
News: New drug approved for advanced non-melanoma skin cancer
Patients with a form of skin cancer that's spread or come back after treatment could benefit from a new drug that has been approved for...
12 Aug 2013
Press release: Parents risk skin cancer by not practising what they preach
Forty per cent of UK parents (which equates to around 4.5 million) of children aged 16 or under admit they often forget to protect their ski...
1 Aug 2013

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Updated: 1 October 2014