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Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), if detected early, can generally be treated successfully. This website provides general information about skin cancer, how to detect it and which therapy options are available at the moment.

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Therapy Options

For non-melanoma skin cancer there is no single universal therapy. Here you will learn about different therapies for skin cancer which will help you decide, together with your doctor, the best therapy option for you.

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Risk Factors

UV-radiation is the main cause for Skin Cancer, but it is not the only risk factor. Your skin type also plays a decisive role in the sensitivity to UV rays as well as your genes do.

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Development of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer generally develops in areas that are exposed to the sun. after some time, skin cells from the affected areas could start an abnormal growth and become cancerous cells. Learn more about the biology of skin cancer here.

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Types of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a general term for all malignant changes in the skin. Depending on which type of skin cell is damaged and how malignant is the cancer, it can be divided into different types, each one having different characteristics. What type of skin…

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The Skin

The skin is the largest organ of the human body, with a total area of about 2m². It protects us from microbes, helps regulate the body temperature, and provides us with the sensation of touch, heat, and cold. Here you will learn about the structure…

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Diagnosing Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Have you noticed any abnormalities in your skin? If the answer is yes, the first step is to go to the dermatologist who will first examine your skin and, if necessary, perform a biopsy. Learn more about the procedure here!