Skin Cancer starts in the skin. The skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects the organs inside your body from injury, infection, heat and ultraviolet light from the sun. Non-Melanoma skin cancer is a malignant tumor which can spread, or metasize, to other parts of the body.
The first sign of skin Cancer is usually a change on your skin, such as a new growth, a sore that doesn’t heal or a change in an old growth. Skin Cancer can start anywhere on your body. It usually starts in areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun – The head, face, neck, hands, arms and legs.
As of 2016, there have been an estimated 78,300 new cases of Non- Melanoma in Canada (Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2016).