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Treatment of Skin Cancer

  • Robert G. Freeman
  • John M. Knox

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Robert G. Freeman, John M. Knox
    Pages 1-1
  3. Robert G. Freeman, John M. Knox
    Pages 1-5
  4. Robert G. Freeman, John M. Knox
    Pages 5-19
  5. Robert G. Freeman, John M. Knox
    Pages 19-36
  6. Robert G. Freeman, John M. Knox
    Pages 37-41
  7. Robert G. Freeman, John M. Knox
    Pages 41-42
  8. Robert G. Freeman, John M. Knox
    Pages 43-45
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 46-50

About this book

Introduction

Although skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and presents a consis­ tent problem in recognition, in treatment, and in prevention, it usually does not receive as much attention as other more deadly forms of cancer. Nonetheless, a great deal of progress has been made toward understanding its cause and biological behavior as well as toward recognizing and treating early cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Today's physicians are more aware of early lesions and patients are seeking their advice on many small skin blemishes. In addition, clinicians are exploring new moda­ lities of treatment, including chemotherapy. Some of these methods are very simple and effective for eradicating early lesions, and we are rapidly approaching the time in which the only reasons for a death due to skin cancer will be lack of a patient's cooperation or a physician's error in management. The most important factors in improving the cure rate of skin cancer are a thorough knowledge of its cause and biological behavior and an understanding of the limitations of each modality of treatment.

Keywords

Skin cancer carcinoma cell chemotherapy diagnosis etiology melanoma prevention radiation therapy skin cancer surgery therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert G. Freeman
    • 1
  • John M. Knox
    • 2
  1. 1.Baylor University College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyBaylor University College of MedicineHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-48249-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1967
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-48251-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48249-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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