ABC of Skin Cancer

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2009 - Medical - 80 pages
The ABC of Skin Cancer is designed to boost GP confidence in the diagnosis and referral of skin cancer, focusing on differential diagnosis and common pitfalls. In line with the latest NICE guidelines in the UK, this book outlines best practice management in primary care, whilst also covering the Australian perspective on this cancer. Chapters on non-surgical treatment and prevention are also included.

This new highly illustrated title in the successful ABC series provides a concise, factual and practical overview of skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions for general practitioners, junior doctors and medical students.


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1 The epidemiology aetiology and prevention of melanoma
2 The epidemiology aetiology and prevention of nonmelanoma skin cancer
3 The role of the primary care team in the management of skin cancer
4 Precancerous skin lesions
5 Squamous cell carcinoma
6 Basal cell carcinoma
7 Differential diagnosis of nonmelanoma skin cancer
8 Benign pigmented lesions
9 Melanoma clinical features and diagnosis
10 Melanoma management and prognosis
11 Surgical management of skin cancer
12 Nonsurgical treatment of skin cancer
13 Skin cancer an Australian perspective
14 Cutaneous metastases and rare skin cancers

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About the author (2009)

Sajjad Rajpar MRCP– Specialist Registrar in Dermatology with an interest in skin oncology. Strong academic background, having achieved the Gold Medal for outstanding performance as well as 4 scholarships and 5 faculty prizes at the University of Birmingham Medical School. Current research activities include diagnostic aspects of melanoma in primary care, lentigo maligna and skeletal metastases of melanoma.

Jerry Marsden FRCP – Consultant in Dermatology & Head of the Skin Oncology Service at University Hospital Birmingham. Recognised national expert in skin oncology and dermatologic surgery. Full-time skin oncologist with over 50 peer reviewed publications. Co-author of the British Association of Dermatologists guidelines on cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Ongoing investigator in several melanoma trials. Secretary of the Melanoma Study Group.

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