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Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

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These cancers are most often found in areas exposed to the sun, such as the head, neck, and arms, but they also can occur elsewhere. They are very common but are also usually very treatable.

Learn About Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

Whether you’re worried about developing skin cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in If You Have Basal or Squamous Skin Cancer.

Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

Many skin cancers are caused by excess exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or other sources. Learn how to protect your skin, and what you can do to find skin cancer early, when it is most treatable.

Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer Treatment and Support

If you are facing skin cancer, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

Explore Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from skin cancer. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history.

Get Involved

You can make a difference in the fight against cancer by volunteering your time, participating in an event, or donating to the cause. Find out about all the ways you can get involved today.

Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of people living with cancer.

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Online Support Communities

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Facing basal and squamous cell skin cancer?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and

Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer in the News

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Read the latest developments in basal and squamous cell skin cancer.

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