Skin cancer: identification and primary prevention

Smithson, John, and Heslop, Ian (2008) Skin cancer: identification and primary prevention. Hospital Pharmacist, 15 (2). pp. 39-45.

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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK and the most costly to the NHS. Its prevalence in the UK continues to rise despite public health promotions that encourage people to be “sun smart”. However, it is also the most preventable type of cancer.

Skin cancer can be classified as non-malignant, pre-malignant and malignant. This article will focus on the three most common types of malignant skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC); Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC); Melanoma

Malignant skin cancers can also be classed as melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC).

Item ID: 6384
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1352-7967
Keywords: skin cancer; melanoma; basal cell carcinomas; squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
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Hospical Pharmacist (ISSN: 1352-7967) was published in 2000-2008. Currently, it's known as Clinical Pharmacist (ISSN: 1758-9061).

Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 01:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 0%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110304 Dermatology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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