Melanoma UK launches its sister organisation Skin Cancer UK.  Skin Cancer UK has been established to address the needs of people with Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC) in the UK. With the support of our existing parent organisation, Melanoma UK, it is our aim to offer support to people dealing with a NMSC diagnosis. 

NMSC is the most common cancer in the UK. Around 230,000 cases are diagnosed every year, with the number likely to be higher for various reasons, including people not reporting their symptoms and health systems not optimally set up for data collection. NMSC accounts for 20% of all new cancers, and 90% of all new skin cancers, with incidence rates for NMSC rising and forecast to reach almost 400,000 per year by 2025.

At Melanoma UK, we’re committed to improving outcomes for people living with melanoma, their carers, and the UK health system. That’s why we’ve launched Skin Cancer UK – in the hope of supporting NMSC patients, raising awareness of the disease and deliver policy reform that will help shape the way NMSC is considered and managed in the UK. 

On Monday 28th November 2022 Sanofi published a report endorsed by Skin Cancer UK showing that NMSC is severely under-recognised and under-prioritised by national and local health systems throughout the UK - see report below.

While NMSC is the most common cancer in the UK (with more cases than breast, bowel, and prostate cancer combined) and becoming increasingly prevalent, people living with this debilitating condition are facing multiple challenges to receiving high quality and timely care.

As a NMSC patient, Di Cannon our Corporate Partnership Director will be looking after all the plans for the roll out of Skin Cancer UK. She is working hard behind the scenes to get things ready for 2023 and we will keep you updated every step of the way. In the meantime take a look at the report below.  This report demonstrates perfectly why we have launched Skin Cancer UK a dedicated NMSC patient organisation.

Improving NMSC patient journeys and experience of care