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Skin cancer: Increasing awareness and screening in primary care

Gordon, Randy DNP, FNP-BC, DCNP

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000446024.75947.16
Feature: CANCER

Abstract: Skin cancer screening (SCS) promotes early detection and improves treatment. Primary care providers are strategically positioned to provide screenings, yet the frequency is low. Strategies to improve SCS include increasing skin cancer awareness, targeting high-risk patient populations, and advocating for primary care providers to conduct screenings.

Randy Gordon is a doctor of nursing practice, Graduate Faculty, Department of Community/Mental Health at the University of South Alabama, College of Nursing, Mobile, Ala.

The author has disclosed that he has no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins