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Skin Cancer

Oct 15, 2004 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas [Article]

Rates of squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas have been increasing, possibly as a result of increased exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Primary care physicians can expect to diagnose six to seven cases of basal cell carcinoma and one to two cases of squamous cell carcinoma each year. Basal cell ...


May 1, 2004 Issue
Skin Mass on Neck [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Feb 15, 2004 Issue
Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: Recommendations and Rationale [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on counseling to prevent skin cancer and the supporting scientific evidence, and updates the 1996 recommendation contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, second edition.


Apr 15, 2002 Issue
Screening for Skin Cancer: Recommendations and Rationale [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for skin cancer and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1995 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed.


Apr 1, 2002 Issue
Screening for Skin Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: A 65-year-old white man is in your office for a routine evaluation of his blood pressure. He complains of decreased urinary stream and nocturia. You notice that he has not had a rectal examination in the past two years, and you prepare to do this examination. When he has disrobed, you no...


Dec 1, 2001 Issue
Chronic Ulcerated Lesion on the Face [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Apr 1, 2001 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Malignant Melanoma [Article]

The incidence of malignant melanoma has increased in recent years more than that of any other cancer in the United States. About one in 70 people will develop melanoma during their lifetime. Family physicians should be aware that a patient with a changing mole, an atypical mole or multiple nevi is a...


Feb 1, 2001 Issue
Pigmented Preauricular Papules [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Nov 15, 2000 Issue
Prevention and Early Detection of Malignant Melanoma [Article]

In addressing the problem of malignant melanoma, family physicians should emphasize primary prevention. This includes educating patients about the importance of avoiding excessive sun exposure and preventing sunburns, and advising them about the importance of prompt self-referral for changing nevi. ...


Jul 15, 2000 Issue
Early Detection and Treatment of Skin Cancer [Article]

The incidence of skin cancer is increasing by epidemic proportions. Basal cell cancer remains the most common skin neoplasm, and simple excision is generally curative. Squamous cell cancers may be preceded by actinic keratoses-premalignant lesions that are treated with cryotherapy, excision, curetta...


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