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Clin Geriatr Med. 2013 May;29(2):361-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2013.01.011.

Common skin cancers in older adults: approach to diagnosis and management.

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  • 1Center for Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 969 North Mason Road, Suite 200, St Louis, MO 63141, USA.


Skin cancer is one of the most common malignancies to affect the elderly, and the incidence of cutaneous neoplasia is rising. The purpose of this article is to review the most common and deadly forms of skin cancer: malignant melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. Epidemiology, clinical diagnosis, staging, and treatment are discussed for each of these malignancies.

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