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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer de piel no melanoma

Nonmelanoma skin cancer (non-MEH-luh-NOH-muh skin KAN-ser)
Skin cancer that forms in basal cells or squamous cells but not in melanocytes (pigment-producing cells of the skin).

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.