The ultimate all-in-one guide to diagnosing and treating skin cancer A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE! 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This excellent comprehensive book covers all types of skin cancer, their clinical presentation, the genetic alterations leading to particular tumors, and treatment. The clinical color photographs for the most part are of fine quality. The histology is shown side by side with the clinical findings. Shaded summary boxes highlight the salient points for those who wish a quick read through the book...Everyone will enjoy the thorough coverage of the diagnosis and management of skin cancer in this book. I highly recommend it be purchased by any physician caring for patients with skin cancer. The abundant illustrations are of high quality."--Doody's Review Service "This all-inclusive textbook contains the most comprehensive, up-to-date and detailed information on any topic related to skin cancer...It could serve as the main resource for any physician for years to come."
--Perry Robins, MD, President, Skin Cancer Foundation (from the foreword) Comprehensive in scope, yet precise in its approach, this superbly illustrated text is a must-have clinical companion for any dermatology practice. Skin Cancer carefully takes you through every important step in the diagnosis and clinical management of skin cancer conditions. Skin Cancer begins with an incisive discussion of both normal and aging skin, and the incidences and causes of skin cancer. Next, you'll get a thorough look at all types of skin cancer--followed by a section on treating cancer in various patient populations, including non-white populations, children, and pregnant women. The book concludes with in-depth sections on skin cancer prevention--covering critical topics such as skin cancer vaccines and chemoprevention of skin cancer--in addition to the medicolegal and economic issues related to skin cancer.
Features: The complete A-to-Z guide to skin cancer, offering a clear understanding of skin cancer epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, future directions, and medicolegal and psychosocial aspects More than 450 illustrations State-of-the-art coverage of biopsy techniques, dermoscopy and mole mapping, surgical excision, reconstructive surgery of eye lid cancers and skin cancer defects, and more Consistent outlines of chapters within a section that summarize chapter material Key points that introduce the start of each major section within a chapter Numerous easy-to-use tables and boxes
Contributors Foreword, Perry Robins, MD, President, Skin Cancer Foundation Preface Section 1. Cancers and Tumors 1.Normal Skin 2. Aging Skin 3. Epidemiology of Skin Cancer 4.Etiology of Skin Cancer 5. The Genetic Basis of Common Forms of Skin Cancer 6.Basal Cell carcinoma 7.Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin 8.Congenital Melanocytic Nevi 9. Spitz Tumors and Variants 10.Atypical Melanovytic Nevi 11. Malignant Melanoma 12. Cutaneous Lymphomas and Leukemias 13. Merkel Cell Carcinoma 14. Fibrohistiocytic Tumors 15. Sarcomas 16. Sweat Gland Tumors 17.Sebaceous Carcinoma 18.Hair Follicle Tumors 19. Tumors of the Nail Unit 20. Vascular Tumors of the Skin 21. Kaposi Sarcoma 22. Eyelid Cancers 23. Oral Cancer 24. Genital Cancers 25. Paget's Disease 26. HPV-Associated Skin Cancers 27. Cutaneous Metastases 28. Skin Cancer in Transplant Patients 29. Skin Cancers in HIV Patients 30. Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers in Non-White Populations 31. Melanoma in Non-White Populations 32. Skin Cancer and Pregnancy 33. Skin Cancer in Pediatric Population 34. Syndromes Associated with Skin Cancers 35. Dermatologic Manifestations of Internal Malignancy Section 2. Techniques and Treatments 36. Biopsy Techniques 37. Dermoscopy and Mole Mapping 38. The Role of Sentinal Lymph-Node Biopsy in Skin Cancer Management 39. Surgical Excision 40. Mohs Micrographic Surgery 41. Reconstructive Surgery of Eyelid Cancers 42. Reconstructive Surgery of Skin Cancer Defects 43. Cryosurgery 44. Curettage and Electrodesiccation 45. Lasers in Skin Cancer Diagnosis: Highlights of in vivo Reflectance Confocal Microscopy 46. Photodynamic Therapy 47. Radiation Therapy 48. Immonomodulators for Skin Cancer 49. Topical 5-Fluorouracil 50. NSAIDS for the Treatment of Skin Cancer 51. Chemotherapy and Other Adjuvant Therapies for Treatment of Skin Cancer 52. Skin Cancer Vaccines 53. Chemoprevention of Skin Cancer 54. Natural Ingredients and Biomolecules for the Treatment of Skin Cancer 55. Skin Cancer Prevention and Sunscreens Section 3. Related Issues and Frontiers 56. Photography of Skin Cancers 57. New Approaches in the Diagnosis of Skin Cancer 58. Teledermatology 59. Medicines and Therapies Associated with Skin Cancer 60. Indoor Tanning 61. Economics of Skin Cancer 62. Medical Legal Issues of Skin Cancer 63. Psychosocial Aspects of Skin Cancer 64. Education and Public Awareness of Skin Cancer 65. Online Resources for Skin Cancer