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Med Clin North Am. 2009 Nov;93(6):1241-64. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2009.08.011.

Malignant skin neoplasms.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390-9069, USA.


Skin cancers may be derived from any part of the skin, and the classification of all variants is extensive. Overall they are the most common cancers of the body, and include those that are highly mortal and those that are associated with an increased morbidity. In this review the most common skin cancers confronted by the clinician and their management are discussed. New associations are highlighted, as well as new information that can help the clinician to better understand the pathogenesis of many of these entities.

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