John D. Chovan, James R. Cacchillo
Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer, Ultraviolet Radiation, UV Rays
Medical Pathology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a nonmelanoma skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “BCC is the most frequently occurring form of all skin cancers. More than one out of every three new cancers is a skin cancer, and the vast majority are BCC’s” (www.skincancer.org). Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays is one of the main risk factors in developing a BCC. People with a lighter skin tone are at a higher risk of developing a BCC than those with a darker skin tone.
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