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Skin Cancer

Jul 15, 2012 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma [Article]

Family physicians are regularly faced with identifying, treating, and counseling patients with skin cancers. Nonmelanoma skin cancer, which encompasses basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, is the most common cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet B exposure is a significant factor in the develo...


Jan 15, 2012 Issue
Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma: A Primary Care Perspective [Article]

Cutaneous malignant melanoma accounts for 3 to 5 percent of all skin cancers and is responsible for approximately 75 percent of all deaths from skin cancer. Persons with an increased number of moles, dysplastic (also called atypical) nevi, or a family history of the disease are at increased risk com...


Aug 1, 2011 Issue
Nonhealing Vulvar Ulcer [Photo Quiz]

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


Nov 1, 2010 Issue
Pigmented Nodule Below the Eye [Photo Quiz]

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


Oct 15, 2010 Issue
Sunscreen Use for Skin Cancer Prevention [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Daily sunscreen use reduces the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma but not the incidence of basal cell carcinoma.


Jun 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of using a whole-body skin examination by a primary care physician or patient skin self-examination for the early detection of cutaneous melanoma, basal ce...


Jun 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Skin Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: S.B., a healthy 47-year-old woman, comes to your office for a routine check-up. S.B. has fair skin and a history of frequent sun exposure and sunburns when she was in college more than 25 years ago. She has no personal or family history of skin cancer.


Mar 15, 2010 Issue
Red and White Ulcerated Tongue Mass [Photo Quiz]

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


Nov 15, 2008 Issue
Clinical Diagnosis of Melanoma [Point-of-Care Guides]

The incidence of melanoma is increasing in the United States. Although there is insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for skin cancer, physicians and patients are encouraged to be vigilant for suspicious skin lesions. The classic mnemonic for the clinical diagnosis of melanoma is the ...


Jul 15, 2008 Issue
Basal Cell Carcinoma [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of interventions on treatment response and recurrence (within one year of therapy) and long-term recurrence (a minimum of two years after treatment) in persons with basal cell carcinoma?


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