When skin cancer occurs in either basal cells or squamous cells, it is usually considered non-melanoma.
These cells may either cover the internal or external surfaces of the body, or are located at the base of the outer layer of the skin.
The majority of non-melanoma skin cancers develop in places like the face, ear, neck, lips and even the back of the hands. They may be fast or slow growing, depending on the type, and rarely spread to other parts of the body.
What is melanoma skin cancer?