Treatment Decisions for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC)

Author(s): Khanh Vu, Patricia Tai, Arbind Dubey, Rashmi Koul, Elizabeth A. Barnes.

Journal Name: Current Cancer Therapy Reviews

Volume 12 , Issue 2 , 2016

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Selection of treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) takes into account many factors, including different host, tumor and treatment factors. Examples of these factors are presented. Ultimately the treatment decision is affected by the availability of surgical, dermatological, radiotherapeutic expertise and supportive resources. Different treatment options are discussed in this review. After appropriate education and guidance, patients' wish should take the first priority. The treatment of skin cancer requires experience, and discussion in multidisciplinary team meetings is strongly encouraged.

Keywords: Chemotherapy, cryosurgery, electrodessication and curettage, plastic surgery, radiotherapy, skin, surgery.

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VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2016
Page: [99 - 109]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/1573394712666160921151835
Price: $58

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