Nonmelanoma skin cancer

J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2012 Jan;5(1):3-10. doi: 10.4103/0974-2077.94323.


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.

Keywords: Basal cell carcinoma; nonmelanoma skin cancer; squamous cell carcinoma.