A couple of tips on skin cancers

From last week’s BMJ, this article on non-melanotic skin cancers. Again, mostly visual, but here are a couple of things I want to remember:

Deciding whether a lesion is an AK or SCC? Look for:

  • Induration
  • Ulceration
  • Tenderness
  • Rapid enlargement

If it has none of those four features, it should be OK.

Morphoeic BCCs: Difficult to pick up, but look like gradually enlarging white scars. Tricky bastards.

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