Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

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

Nonmelanoma skin cancer


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

Correspondence Address:
Venura Samarasinghe
Dermatology Centre, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Stott Lane, Salford M6 8HD
United Kingdom

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.


How to cite this article:
Samarasinghe V, Madan V. Nonmelanoma skin cancer.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2012;5:3-10


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Samarasinghe V, Madan V. Nonmelanoma skin cancer. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 7 ];5:3-10
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