Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help. If you have symptoms of cancer contact your doctor.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer

What is skin cancer?

Non melanoma skin cancer includes basal cell skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancer and other rare types.

Skin cancer symptoms

Find out about the possible symptoms of non melanoma skin cancer and when to see your doctor.  

Photos of skin cancer

See what different types of skin cancers might look like.

Risks and causes

Most skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. Find out more about this, other possible risk factors, and what you can do to reduce your risk.

Getting diagnosed

Find out how to get the most out of your GP appointment, when you should see a specialist and the tests you might have.



Find out about the different types of non melanoma skin cancer.

Stages and grades

Read about the staging and grades of non melanoma skin cancer.


Your treatment depends on where your skin cancer is, how big it is and your general health. 

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research and clinical trials looking at skin cancer.

Living with skin cancer

Get support to cope during and after skin cancer treatment, including how to protect your skin in the sun.


The cure rates for non melanoma skin cancers are very high.

Last reviewed: 
20 Jul 2017

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