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Nonmelanoma skin cancers: treatment options

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Clarke, P, Nonmelanoma skin cancers: treatment options, Australian Family Physician, 41, (7) pp. 476-480. ISSN 0300-8495 (2012) [Professional, Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2012 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

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Abstract

Background Australia has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. Early detection and treatment of skin cancer is vital to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with this disease. Objective This article outlines the presentation of common nonmelanoma skin cancers and their treatment options, and highlights which lesions may be best referred for specialist review. Discussion General practitioners play a very important role in the recognition and treatment of skin cancer, and in the coordination of care for patients with skin cancers that are difficult to treat. Opportunistic screening for skin cancer should be a routine part of general practice. Young patients with sun damaged skin should be regularly reviewed.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Research Field:Cancer Therapy (excl. Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cancer and Related Disorders
Author:Clarke, P (Dr Philip Clarke)
ID Code:83072
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2013-02-28
Last Modified:2013-06-12
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