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Skin cancer: More than skin deep

Gordon, Randy M. ARNP-BC, MS, DNC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000348317.53612.18

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime. Fortunately, the condition is one of the most preventable cancers if proper actions are taken to protect the skin.

Randy M. Gordon is a nurse practitioner at Gulf Coast Dermatology, Hudson, Fla.

Common, yet preventable, skin cancer presents in several forms, meaning NPs must be aware of its clinical features and various treatment options.

The author has disclosed that he has no significant relationship or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.