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The condition

The condition

Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types of skin cancer. They are generally slow-growing but can destroy large areas of tissue if not treated, and squamous cell carcinoma can spread to other parts of the body (metastasise).

Current treatments include surgical removal and radiotherapy, and sometimes scraping, freezing or chemotherapy.

NHS Choices ( may be a good place to find out more.

NICE has looked at using electrochemotherapy as another treatment option. Click on to the next page to find out more.

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