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Nurse Pract. 2014 May 12;39(5):48-54. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000446024.75947.16.

Skin cancer: increasing awareness and screening in primary care.

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Randy Gordon is a doctor of nursing practice, Graduate Faculty, Department of Community/Mental Health at the University of South Alabama, College of Nursing, Mobile, Ala.


Skin cancer screening (SCS) promotes early detection and improves treatment. Primary care providers are strategically positioned to provide screenings, yet the frequency is low. Strategies to improve SCS include increasing skin cancer awareness, targeting high-risk patient populations, and advocating for primary care providers to conduct screenings.

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