Skin Cancer

Nov 01, 2021 Issue
Basal Cell Carcinoma: Comparison of Surgical and Nonsurgical Interventions [Cochrane for Clinicians]

The recurrence rate after surgical management of BCC by standard surgical excision or Mohs micrographic surgery is very low. Recurrence after management with imiquimod (Aldara) is also low and may result in more favorable cosmetic outcomes. Other nonsurgical options may have acceptably low rates of ...

Jun 15, 2021 Issue
Rapidly Growing Red Nodule on the Scalp [Photo Quiz]

A patient presented with a fleshy, erythematous, round, exophytic red nodule over the frontal scalp.

Oct 1, 2020 Issue
Enlarging Leg Nodule [Photo Quiz]

A patient presented with an enlarging, nonpainful, nonpruritic nodule just below the right knee where he sustained minor trauma twelve years earlier.

Sep 15, 2020 Issue
Keratinocyte Carcinomas: Should We Screen for Them? [Editorials]

Keratinocyte carcinoma, which includes basal cell and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas, is common, and the incidence is increasing.

Sep 15, 2020 Issue
Basal Cell and Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinomas: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Keratinocyte carcinoma is the most common skin cancer malignancy found in humans. It is comprised of basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. The increasing incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma is primarily in older patients and is attributed to cumulative ultraviolet light exposure.

Apr 1, 2020 Issue
Persistent Infraorbital Plaque [Photo Quiz]

A woman presents with a pruritic mass under one eye that had been growing slowly for three years.

Feb 1, 2019 Issue
Behavior Issues, Skin Cancer, Adolescent Depression, Prostate Cancer, Deprescribing Antipsychotics [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

Sep 15, 2018 Issue
A Pigmented Thumbnail Lesion [Photo Quiz]

A man with no recent trauma presented with a pigmented lesion on his thumbnail.

Aug 15, 2018 Issue
Solitary Ulcerated Lesion on the Arm [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with nevi on his back and a nontender, ulcerated lesion on his upper arm that was heterogenous in color with irregular borders.

Jul 15, 2018 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends counseling young adults, adolescents, children, and parents of young children about minimizing exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation for persons aged 6 months to 24 years with fair skin types to reduce their risk of skin cancer.

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