The focus of this website is to inform Canadian patients about non-melanoma skin cancers. While much of the information about non-melanoma skin cancer will remain relevant outside of Canada, some information may be specific to Canadians. Demographic differences are a relevant factor (for example, non-melanoma skin cancers are much more prevalent in Caucasian populations) that affect cancer statistics.
More importantly, these guidelines take into account health care delivery systems specific to Canada, institutional history, and doctor preference, which can all be relevant to the available treatment options that are available to patients.
people a year are affected in the United States alone.
The information in this Non-melanoma Skin Cancer website is based on the Canadian Guidelines for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer, published in the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, 2015: Vol. 19 (3).
Lyn C. Guenther, Kirk Barber, Gordon E. Searles, Charles W. Lynde, Peter Janiszewski, John Ashkenas form the Canadian Non-melanoma Skin Cancer Guidelines Committee.