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What to Know About Your Treatment Options for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

Your treatment options for nonmelanoma skin cancer depend on the location and size of the cancer and the risk of scarring. Your doctor also considers your age, general health, and medical history. The goal of treatment is to remove the cancer and prevent its recurrence or spread. At the same time, your doctor wants to minimize any scarring from removing the tumor. This may be especially important to you if your skin cancer occurs on your face, head, or neck.

It’s normal to want to learn all you can about skin cancer and your treatment choices. You probably have many questions and concerns. Your doctor is the best person to answer your questions about your treatment, how successful it will be, and its risks and side effects.