Basics in Skin Cancer Management: For Surgeons-in-Training

Mr Rushabh Shah, BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCS (Eng)
Plastic Surgical Trainee
North-West Deanery
Health Education England

Mr Poh Tan, MBBS, MSc (Dist), MRCS (Eng)
Speciality Registrar in Plastic Surgery
James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
North-East Deanery, Health Education England

Mr Pratap Dutta, MBBS, MS (Gen Surg), MRCS (Edin), DNB (Plast)
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester

Skin cancers are one of the most diagnosed cancers in the world, with more than 150,000 new cases of malignant melanoma diagnosed in 2020. The two main type of skin cancers are melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, with the most common being basal cell carcinomas and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas. Although non-melanoma skin cancers are more common, the melanomas are associated with a higher mortality. This book brings together all the information needed for optimal and best practice management of skin cancers in the UK and abroad. It provides the latest guidelines, comprehensive skin cancer management protocols, and reconstruction options with local flaps in a practical guide. It focuses on skin anatomy, approaches to skin cancer patients in clinic and hospital, differential diagnoses, common pitfalls, the latest BAD guidelines on non-melanoma skin cancer, and the latest NICE guidelines on melanoma. The chapter on perioperative guidelines aims to optimise patient safety by collating together national guidelines for safe surgery on skin cancer patients with multiple co-morbidities under local anaesthesia. This book will be a very useful reference and guide for clinicians, surgeons, trainees and specialist nurses in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer.

Price : £15.75