A recent European study examined the quality of life of patients with basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer and actinic keratosis. They found that, while these conditions are rarely life threatening, they have a very significant impact on patients quality of life, both at the time of diagnosis and through the progression of untreated disease. They conclude that treatment of these conditions is important to improve and maintain patients quality of life, even if these conditions are unlikely be the cause of the patients ultimate demise.

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Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Patient-Reported Health Outcomes in Patients With Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer and Actinic Keratosis: Results From a Large-Scale Observational Study Analysing Effects of Diagnoses and Disease Progression
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 Nov 17;[EPub Ahead of Print], WG Philipp-Dormston, K Müller, B Novak, K Strömer, C Termeer, U Hammann, JW Glutsch, G Krähn-Senftleben, H Lübbert, M Koller, RM Szeimies