Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are the most common forms of skin cancer. More than two million cases of these skin cancers are diagnosed in the United States each year.
This skin cancer usually develops on skin that gets sun exposure, such as on the head, neck, and back of the hands and especially common on the face, often forming on the nose. It is possible to get BCC/SCC on any part of the body, including the trunk, legs, lips, arms, and genitals.
People who use tanning beds have a much higher risk of getting BCC. They also tend to get BCC earlier in life.
BCC skin cancer grows slowly. It rarely spreads to other parts of the body. Treatment is important because BCC can grow wide and deep, destroying skin tissue and bone.
People who use tanning beds have a much higher risk of getting SCC. They also tend to get SCC earlier in life.
SCC can spread to other parts of the body. With early diagnosis and treatment, SCC is highly curable.
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