Review and Update on Evidence-Based Surgical Treatment Recommendations for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

Megan E. Shelton, Adewole Adamson

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Abstract

Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in the United States. Surgery is considered the gold standard treatment. Techniques include curettage and electrodesiccation, surgical excision, and Mohs micrographic surgery. While each is effective, there are relative advantages and disadvantages with respect to cost, time, quality of life, and role in patients with limited life expectancy. Preventing local tumor recurrence is the primary objective; however, recurrence rates are based on retrospective data, and high-quality comparator studies assessing effectiveness are scarce. Prospective and randomized controlled trials are imperative to create comprehensive, evidence-based recommendations for the surgical management of NMSC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-433
Number of pages9
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

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Skin Neoplasms
Mohs Surgery
Recurrence
Curettage
Life Expectancy
Neoplasms
Randomized Controlled Trials
Quality of Life
Costs and Cost Analysis
Therapeutics
Data Accuracy

Keywords

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Curettage and electrodessication
  • Destruction
  • Excision
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Nonmelanoma skin cancer
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Surgical treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Review and Update on Evidence-Based Surgical Treatment Recommendations for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer. / Shelton, Megan E.; Adamson, Adewole.

In: Dermatologic Clinics, Vol. 37, No. 4, 01.10.2019, p. 425-433.

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