Understanding skin cancer

Find out more about the skin, how it functions, and the different types of non-melanoma skin cancer.

Signs and symptoms of skin cancer

Signs and symptoms of skin cancer

Signs and symptoms of skin cancer

Ruth Fox, Macmillan Skin Cancer Nurse Specialist, talks about the signs and symptoms of skin cancer and how it is diagnosed.

About our cancer information videos

Ruth Fox, Macmillan Skin Cancer Nurse Specialist, talks about the signs and symptoms of skin cancer and how it is diagnosed.

About our cancer information videos

Skin cancer (non-melanoma) What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease of our cells. Sometimes cells go wrong and become abnormal. These cancer cells keep dividing to make more and more abnormal cells.

Skin cancer (non-melanoma) The skin

Your skin is made up of several different types of cell, including squamous cells and basal cells.

Skin cancer (non-melanoma) Types of skin cancer

The two most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

General information Why do cancers come back?

Sometimes, cancer cells are left behind after cancer treatment. Over time, these cells can form a new tumour and the cancer comes back.