Non-melanoma skin cancer can start anywhere on the skin, but occurs most commonly on skin that is exposed to the sun. Approximately 75% of non-melanoma skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas and 25% are squamous cell carcinomas. It occurs in both men and women. It is the most common type of cancer with 76,100 new canadian cases of non-melanoma skin cancer in 2014 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2014). Is treated very successfully when diagnosed at an early stage (Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia).
For additional information about non-melanoma skin cancers, please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.
The Skin Cancer Foundation is dedicated to educating the public and medical professionals about skin cancer. They concentrate on prevention, early and faster detection, and treatment of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Their web page is filled with information on preventing skin cancer, the detection of skin cancer, lifestyle choices, as well as stories and videos from those who have gone through skin cancer.
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