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Semin Oncol Nurs. 2016 Aug;32(3):241-54. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2016.05.005. Epub 2016 Jul 29.

Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure and Its Impact on Skin Cancer Risk.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To review research and evidence-based resources on skin cancer prevention and early detection and their importance for oncology nurses.

DATA SOURCES:

Journal articles, federal reports, cancer surveillance data, behavioral surveillance data.

CONCLUSION:

Most cases of skin cancer are preventable. Survivors of many types of cancer are at increased risk of skin cancers.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

Oncology nurses can play an important role in protecting their patients from future skin cancer morbidity and mortality.

KEYWORDS:

cancer prevention; cancer survivors; melanoma; skin cancer; skin cancer prevention; ultraviolet radiation

PMID:
27539279
PMCID:
PMC5036351
DOI:
10.1016/j.soncn.2016.05.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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