Practical indications for the management of non-melanoma skin cancer patients

Ketty Peris, Alessandro Di Stefani, Laura Del Regno

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Abstract

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), together encompassed in the term non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC), are the most common cancers among fair-skinned populations. Individuating accurate risk stratification of NMSC patients is crucial to select different options among various treatment strategies. The majority of low risk NM SCs are easily treated with surgery, offering excellent cure rates and cosmetic results. Other treatment modalities include physical destruction (curettage, cautery and cryotherapy), chemical destruction (photodynamic therapy and topical 5-flurouracil) and immunomodulatory therapy (topical imiquimod). However, there is a subset of "high-risk" NM SC characterized by prognostic factors associated to aggressive behavior, such as tumor location and size, clinical margins, histopathological variants, recurrence or previous treatment. These lesions need to be treated accordingly also by mean of adjuvant treatments. The contribution of a multidisciplinary team is necessary to appropriately manage patients affected by advanced NM SC. The aim of these practical indications is to provide a useful guidance for risk stratification of NMSC patients in clinical setting and for consequential treatment choice, resulting in individualized management strategies.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)286-294
Numero di pagine9
RivistaGIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA
Volume152
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017

Keywords

  • 2708
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Medicine (all)
  • Skin neoplasms
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

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