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Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Care at Group Health Medical Centers

At Group Health Medical Centers, our dermatologists, surgeons, and primary care doctors have cared for thousands of patients with basal and squamous cell skin cancers. In most cases, these common types of skin cancers can be treated in an office visit.

What Is Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer?

Nonmelanoma skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells, most commonly basal and squamous cell cancers. Nonmelanoma cancer is one of the most common forms of skin cancer. Another form of skin cancer, melanoma, is more serious.

Our dermatologists (skin specialists) treat the majority of nonmelanoma cancers in the office. If left untreated, however, more extensive surgery is sometimes needed to remove the cancer.

Some of our dermatologists specialize in Mohs microscopic surgery, usually used to treat certain skin cancers around the eyes, ears, nose and mouth.

What to Expect With Nonmelanoma

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Nonmelanoma Cancer By the Numbers

  • 3,400Number of nonmelanoma cancers diagnosed by the Group Health Pathology Department in a year.Learn More
  • 90The percentage of nonmelanoma skin cancer cases associated with UV radiation from the sun.How to Protect Your Skin
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