Correspondence and communication| Volume 65, ISSUE 9, e257-e259, September 2012

The psycho-social impact of facial skin cancers

Published:March 23, 2012DOI:
      Skin malignancies are the most common cancers in humans, the majority of which are non-melanoma skin cancers. These have a relatively low morbidity and propensity to metastasize and are generally considered to have little impact on quality of life.
      • Shah M.
      • Coates M.
      An assessment of the quality of life in older patients with skin disease.
      Complete surgical excision can often be achieved without leaving an extensive cosmetic or functional defect and is generally performed in a high-turnover, day case setting. Consequently patients with basal and early squamous cell carcinomas are rarely offered formal support or counselling.
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