The latter part of the 20th century witnessed a rise in the incidence of this life–threatening form of skin cancer, which is linked to sun exposure. Public health campaigns have began to raise awareness of the problem and people are now seeking medical advice about pigmented lesions.
This book is a guide for medical and nursing professionals in primary care and dermatology. It focuses mainly on diagnosis, prevention and post–treatment follow–up, but also includes an overview of secondary care treatment options. The reader is guided through the diagnosis and differential diagnosis with the aid of colour photographs. There is also a guide to interpreting the pathology report.
Epidemiology and aetiology – Where, who, why?.
Diagnosis – suspicions, scoring and diagnostic aids.
Differential diagnosis – moles and much more.
Histopathology and natural history.
Surgery – no margin for error.
Second line management – what happens next?.
Prevention and early detection – theory and practice.