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ABC of Skin Cancer

ISBN: 978-1-4443-1250-8
80 pages
April 2009, BMJ Books
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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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Table of Contents

Contributors.

Preface.

1 The epidemiology, aetiology and prevention of melanoma: Julia A Newton-Bishop (St James’s University Hospital, Leeds).

2 The epidemiology, aetiology and prevention of non-melanoma skin cancer: Veronique Bataille (The Royal London Hospital), Marko Lens (St Thomas’ Hospital, London), Sajjad Rajpar (University Hospital Birmingham).

3 The role of the primary care team in the management of skin cancer: F D Richard Hobbs (The University of Birmingham).

4 Pre-cancerous skin lesions: Dev Shah (University Hospital of Wales), Richard Motley (University Hospital of Wales).

5 Squamous cell carcinoma: Sajjad Rajpar (University Hospital Birmingham), Jerry Marsden (University Hospital Birmingham).

6 Basal cell carcinoma: Sajjad Rajpar (University Hospital Birmingham), Jerry Marsden (University Hospital Birmingham).

7 Differential diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancer: Graham Colver (Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust).

8 Benign pigmented lesions: Sajjad Rajpar (University Hospital Birmingham), Jerry Marsden (University Hospital Birmingham).

9 Melanoma – clinical features and diagnosis: Sajjad Rajpar (University Hospital Birmingham), Jerry Marsden (University Hospital Birmingham).

10 Melanoma – management and prognosis: Sajjad Rajpar (University Hospital Birmingham), Jerry Marsden (University Hospital Birmingham).

11 Surgical management of skin cancer: Sajjad Rajpar (University Hospital Birmingham), Jerry Marsden (University Hospital Birmingham).

12 Non-surgical treatment of skin cancer: Sajjad Rajpar (University Hospital Birmingham), Jerry Marsden (University Hospital Birmingham).

13 Skin cancer – an Australian perspective: Lachlan Warren (Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide), Karyn Fuller (Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide).

14 Cutaneous metastases and rare skin cancers: Sajjad Rajpar (University Hospital Birmingham), Jerry Marsden (University Hospital Birmingham).

Index

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Author Information

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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The Wiley Advantage

A new, highly illustrated, concise, factual, and practical overview of skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions

Focuses on diagnosis, differential diagnosis, common pitfalls, and outlines best practice management in primary care

In line with the latest NICE guidelines in the UK, places the emphasis on the pivotal role that GPs play in the screening, diagnosis and referral of skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions

Also includes chapters on non-surgical treatment and prevention

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