It is estimated that more than two million people in the United States are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer each year. Basal cell carcinoma is more common than squamous cell carcinoma.
In general, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are typically curable and are not traditionally included in overall cancer statistics. An estimated 2,000 deaths from non-melanoma skin cancer occur each year, and this number has been decreasing in recent years.
Cancer statistics should be interpreted with caution. These estimates are based on data from thousands of people with this type of cancer in the United States each year, but the actual risk for a particular individual may differ. It is not possible to tell a person how long he or she will live with non-melanoma skin cancer. Learn more about understanding statistics .
Source: The American Cancer Society.