stage I nonmelanoma skin cancer

Pronunciation: (… non-MEH-luh-NOH-muh skin KAN-ser)

The tumor is not larger than 2 centimeters at its widest point and may have one of the following high-risk features: (1) is thicker than 2 millimeters; (2) has spread into the lower layer of the dermis or into the layer of fat below the skin; (3) has grown and spread along nerve pathways; (4) began on an ear or on a lip that has hair on it; or (5) has cells that look very different from normal cells under a microscope.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Stage I nonmelanoma skin cancer. The tumor is no more than 2 centimeters.

2004-05-28 Date last modified: 2011-05-05Nonmelanoma Skin CancerSkin Cancer TreatmentCáncer de piel: Tratamiento