MAC11653 E11 cover

Understanding skin cancer

Booklet
Published: 28 Feb 2021
Next review: 28 Feb 2024
Edition: 11
MAC11653 E11 cover

A booklet explaining skin cancer, covering the causes and symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials. It also talks about emotional, practical and financial issues.

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Published: 28 Feb 2021
Next review: 28 Feb 2024
Edition: 11

A booklet explaining skin cancer, covering the causes and symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials. It also talks about emotional, practical and financial issues.

About this booklet

This information is for people who have, or are having tests for, skin cancer. We have also listed other sources of support and information, which we hope you’ll find useful.

This booklet is about two common types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. These cancers are known as non-melanoma skin cancer. Around 132,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer each year.

View our online information about skin cancer.

How we can help

Macmillan Cancer Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen.
Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.