Skin Cancer Management: A Practical Approach by Deborah MacFarlaneSkin Cancer Management: A Practical Approach by Deborah MacFarlane

Skin Cancer Management: A Practical Approach

EditorDeborah MacFarlane

Hardcover | December 10, 2009

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The incidence of skin cancer continues to rise, as do the challenges physicians face in treating the growing population of skin cancer patients. Skin Cancer Management: A Practical Approach addresses the spectrum of skin cancers from the precancerous to the inoperable. A wide selection of medical treatments and surgical procedures are described in detail and supplemented with an abundance of full-color figures. Numerous case studies help to illustrate the various techniques. Additional highlights of the book include a discussion of potential complications and their management in each chapter; boxed insets that emphasize the most important clinical facts; and one-of-a-kind chapters on radiologic imaging of head and neck skin cancer, management of skin cancer in skin of color, and intralesional and perilesional treatment of skin cancers.Skin Cancer Management: A Practical Approach covers the state-of-the art in skin cancer treatment with concision and clarity. This highly informative book is a one-stop resource for the physician looking to make the best possible choices in their daily practice.
Deborah MacFarlane is an Associate Professor in the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Departments at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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Title:Skin Cancer Management: A Practical ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:316 pagesPublished:December 10, 2009Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387884947

ISBN - 13:9780387884943

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Table of Contents

Biopsy Techniques and Interpretation.- Topical Therapies for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers.- Chemical Peels for Precancerous Skin Lesions.- Photodynamic Therapy.- Intralesional and Perilesional Treatment of Skin Cancers.- Electrodessication and Curettage.- Cryosurgery.- Optimizing Surgical Outcomes.- Anesthesia.- Excision Techniques, Staples, and Sutures.- Mohs Surgery.- Cutaneous Flaps.- Techniques in Skin Grafting.- Nail Surgery and Malignant Tumors of the Nail Unit.- Practical Management of Melanoma.- Skin Cancer in Skin of Color.- Management of Skin Cancers in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.- Imaging of Head and Neck Skin Cancer.- Radiation Oncology in Skin Cancer Treatment.- When to Refer Out.- Chemoprevention of Skin Cancer.

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From the reviews:"This is a nice book for dermatology residents to read as a foundation for surgical treatment of skin cancers. . Color photographs nicely illustrate the various surgical flaps. . The audience is dermatologists. . The book delivers its punch lines without cluttering readers' minds with the minutiae of supporting studies. . there is valuable information for everyone in this reference. This is a well thought out book that should be included in the dermatology libraries of major training medical centers." (Patricia Wong, Doody's Review Service, May, 2010)"Experts in the field of cutaneous oncology synthesize extensive literature reviews with their own experience to provide step-by-step approaches . in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of skin cancers. . the primary audience for Skin Cancer Management will be dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons, any clinician who cares for patients with skin cancer will find it of great value . the book will help improve communication among a wide range of specialists as they collaborate to improve the care of patients with skin cancer." (Christopher J. Miller and Joel M. Gelfand, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (20), 2010)