Chapter 11. Skin Cancer and its Prevention

  1. Rebecca Penzer RN, BSc(Hons), PGDipEd, MSc Nurse Specialist Deputy Chair1 and
  2. Steven J. Ersser RGN, BSc (Hons), PhD (Lond), CertTHEd Professor Director Chair2

Published Online: 10 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch11

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

How to Cite

Penzer, R. and Ersser, S. J. (2010) Skin Cancer and its Prevention, in Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, UK

  2. 2

    Bournemouth University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170871

Online ISBN: 9781444319804

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Keywords:

  • skin cancer and its prevention;
  • skin cancer epidemiology - scale of problem;
  • All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin (APPGS, 2003);
  • melanoma, cancer affecting all adult age groups;
  • diagnosis of pre-malignant skin lesions;
  • differential diagnosis for AK - including superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC);
  • primary melanoma diagnosis;
  • psychological impact of skin cancer diagnosis and role of CNS;
  • nursing intervention and promoting self-examination;
  • UK national skin cancer prevention programme SunSmart - evidence-based information on skin cancer and sun protection

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Skin cancer epidemiology: the scale of the problem

  • Pre-malignant skin lesions

  • Non-melanoma skin lesions

  • Introduction to melanoma

  • Surgery

  • Causation, risk prevention and early detection

  • Nursing intervention and promoting self-examination

  • Conclusion

  • References