Common skin cancers in older adults. Approach to diagnosis and management

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Abstract

Skin cancer is one of the most common malignancies to affect the elderly, and the incidence of cutaneous neoplasia is rising. The purpose of this article is to review the most common and deadly forms of skin cancer: malignant melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. Epidemiology, clinical diagnosis, staging, and treatment are discussed for each of these malignancies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-372
Number of pages12
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Lentigo maligna
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Skin cancer
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

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