Skin cancer accounts for most hand cancers. Prompt recognition of lesions with malignant potential can lead to early treatment and decreased disease burden. Understanding the appropriate diagnostic algorithm for a given lesion facilitates accurate staging, which guides therapy. A multidisciplinary approach that includes hand surgeons, dermatologists, oncologists, and radiation oncologists is often necessary to manage advanced disease. For most invasive tumors, the primary treatment modality remains surgical excision; however, several effective nonsurgical treatments exist for management of unresectable or low-grade cancers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons|
|State||Published - May 27 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine