Skin Cancer, Nonmelanoma (cont.)
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Nonmelanoma skin cancer may appear as a change in the skin, such as a growth, an irritation or sore that does not heal, or a change in a wart or a mole.
Basal cell carcinoma usually affects the head, neck, back, chest, or shoulders. The nose is the most common site. Basal cell carcinoma occurs much more often than squamous cell carcinoma. There are several types of basal cell carcinoma, including nodular, superficial, and sclerosing (morpheaform). They look different but they all need the same treatment. Signs of basal cell carcinoma can vary depending on the type and may include skin changes such as a:
Squamous cell carcinoma usually affects the face, head, or neck. Signs of squamous cell carcinoma include any:
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