Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers

Stanley J. Miller, Murad Alam, James Andersen, Daniel Berg, Christopher K. Bichakjian, Glen Bowen, Richard T. Cheney, Frank Glass, Roy C. Grekin, James M. Grichnik, Anne Kessinger, Nancy Y. Lee, Stuart Lessin, Daniel D. Lydiatt, Lawrence W. Margolis, Jeffrey Michalski, Kishwer S. Nehal, Paul Nghiem, Allan R. Oseroff, E. William RosenbergAshok R. Shaha, Ronald J. Siegle, Marshall M. Urist

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Abstract

Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers, collectively known as non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCS), are the most common skin cancers. More than 1 million cases of NMSC are estimated to be diagnosed each year in the United States and their incidence is rising rapidly. Although rarely metastatic, basal cell and squamous cell cancers can produce substantial local destruction and disfigurement and may involve extensive areas of soft tissue, cartilage, and bone. Updates in the 2007 guidelines include changes to the principles of treatment for both basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers and changes in the consideration of radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)506-529
Number of pages24
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007

Keywords

  • Basosquamous carcinoma
  • Bowen's disease
  • NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology
  • Non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Precancerous lesions
  • Skin carcinoma
  • Sunlight and cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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