Medical Therapies and Their Effects on Skin Cancer
Patients with fair skin, sun damage, and genetic predisposition to skin cancer need to be followed closely for the development of skin cancer. There are therapies that are additional risk factors in these patients, and some of these will be discussed in this chapter.
KeywordsPUVA Keratoacanthoma Merkel cell tumor Nonmelanoma skin cancer Thiopurines Calcineruin inhibitors Cyclosporine 6-mercaptopurines Mycophenolate mofetil Retinoids Narrow-band UVB
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