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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-10

Nonmelanoma skin cancer


Dermatology Centre, Salford Royal Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Stott Lane, Salford M6 8HD, United Kingdom

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Venura Samarasinghe
Dermatology Centre, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Stott Lane, Salford M6 8HD
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.94323

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Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) represents the most common form of cancer in Caucasians, with continuing increase in incidence worldwide. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) accounts for 75% of cases of NMSC, and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) accounts for the remaining majority of NMSC cases. Whilst metastasis from BCC is extremely rare, metastasis from high-risk SCC may be fatal. In this article, we review the aetiology, diagnosis and management of NMSC.


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