Skin cancer: From smearing to cutting
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde , Volume 157 - Issue 12
The most common skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Conventional excision is still the current treatment of choice for these malignant tumours. Given the many subtypes and high incidence, the treatment of these skin tumours is not only a matter of surgical procedures. There are many different therapeutic options, from smearing to cutting. Those treating patients with non-melanoma skin cancer should have knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of these many options. Radical surgical treatment is desired, but large margins are preferably avoided. Mohs micrographic surgery is a treatment option available for BCC and SCC in the face. Superficial BCC can be effectively treated with optimal cosmetic outcome in various, non-invasive ways.
|Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde|
|Organisation||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
Kelleners-Smeets, N.W.J, Bekkenk, M.W, & de Haas, E.R.M. (2013). Skin cancer: From smearing to cutting. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 157(12). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/90805