ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:
A patient presented with an enlarging, nonpainful, nonpruritic nodule just below the right knee where he sustained minor trauma twelve years earlier.
Keratinocyte carcinoma, which includes basal cell and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas, is common, and the incidence is increasing.
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.
A woman presents with a pruritic mass under one eye that had been growing slowly for three years.
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.
A man with no recent trauma presented with a pigmented lesion on his thumbnail.
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.
A 25-year-old Irish American woman presents for a wellness visit for herself and her two young children, a two-year-old boy and a seven-month-old girl. All three have fair skin, red hair, and freckles. She reports that she is looking forward to an upcoming family vacation to the Caribbean islands.
Sep 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of visual skin examination by a clinician to screen for skin cancer in adults.