Non melanoma skin cancer is different from melanoma. Melanoma is the type of skin cancer that most often develops from a mole. Non-melanoma skin cancers usually develop in the outermost layer of skin (epidermis) and are often named after the type of skin cell from which they develop. The exact incidence in India is not known. But NMSC is known to be uncommon in Asians. But the Patients of NMSC are at risk of having a second NMSC, either concurrently or later. In a retrospective study of 456 consecutive patients with NMSC who presented for Mohs surgery, more than 39% either had synchronous multiple NMSCs or had experienced a subsequent (metachronous) NMSC within 2 years of presentation.
Doctors and scientists are always looking for better ways to care for people with skin cancer. To make scientific advances, doctors create research studies involving volunteers, called clinical trials. In fact, every drug that is now approved by the FDA was previously tested in clinical trials. Treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer is completely successful in approximately 90% of cases.Photodynamic therapy, Medicines put on the skin, such as topical fluorouracil (5-FU) and topical imiquimod, Laser surgery.