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Skin cancer (non-melanoma)

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Introduction
Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. Non-melanoma skin cancer refers to a group of cancers that slowly develop in the upper layers of the skin.
Symptoms of skin cancer (non-melanoma)
The main symptom of non-melanoma skin cancer is the appearance of a bump or discoloured patch on the skin that doesn't heal.
Causes of skin cancer (non-melanoma)
It is not known exactly why skin cancer develops, although it is closely linked to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light.
Diagnosing skin cancer (non-melanoma)
A diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancer will usually begin with a visit to your GP who will examine your skin and decide if you need further assessment
Treating skin cancer (non-melanoma)
Surgery is the main treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer, although it may depend on your individual circumstances.
Preventing skin cancer (non-melanoma)
The best way to prevent all types of skin cancer is to avoid overexposure to the sun.