Flashcards in Cancerous skin lesions Deck (12):
what are the two types of skin cancer precursorous lesions?
what is actinic keratosis?
hyperkeratotic areas on sun exposed skin
can progress to SCC but is uncommon
what is bowens disease?
intra epidermal SCC
commonly seen on lower legs of elderly ladies
what is the treatment of AK and BD?
photodynamic therapy, imiquimod, efudix
what is basal cell cancer?
found mainly on sun exposed sites
can be nodular/superficial/multicentric
can have pearly edge/be raised/have telangiectasia
locally invasive and do not metastasise
how are basal cell cancers treated?
surgically by excision
or by cryotherapy, PDT, imiquimod
what is a squamous cell carcinoma?
what increases a persons risk of getting a melanoma?
personal and family histor
history of excessive sun exposure, sunbed use, multuple burns
what can be noted about a lesion that is majorly relevant to melanoma diagnosis?
change in size
change in shape
change in colour
what can be noted about a lesion that is minorly relevant to a melanoma diagnosis?
how are melanomas treated?
chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy