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Skin Cancer

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...


Jun 1, 2000 Issue
Lentigo Maligna Melanoma [Photo Quiz]

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


Apr 1, 2000 Issue
Just a Scar? [Photo Quiz]

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


May 15, 1999 Issue
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Presenting as Benign Dermatoses [Article]

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, also known as mycosis fungoides, is a malignancy of the T helper (CD4+) cells. Diagnosis is difficult early in the course of this disease because it mimics several benign skin disorders, including eczema, psoriasis and contact dermatitis. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is also ...


Apr 15, 1998 Issue
Axillary Basal Cell Carcinoma: A Need for Full Cutaneous Examination [Article]

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin malignancy. While this lesion most often occurs in sun-exposed areas of the skin, it can also develop in sites that are not usually exposed to sunlight or artificial ultraviolet radiation, such as the breast, palm or groin. A periodic complete examination...


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