Advances in skin cancer early detection and diagnosis

Lois J. Loescher, Monika Janda, H. Peter Soyer, Kimberly Shea, Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski

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Objectives: To provide an overview of 1) traditional methods of skin cancer early detection, 2) current technologies for skin cancer detection, and 3) evolving practice models of early detection. Data Sources: Peer-reviewed databased articles and reviews, scholarly texts, and Web-based resources. Conclusion: Early detection of skin cancer through established methods or newer technologies is critical for reducing both skin cancer mortality and the overall skin cancer burden. Implications for Nursing Practice: A basic knowledge of recommended skin examination guidelines and risk factors for skin cancer, traditional methods to further examine lesions that are suspicious for skin cancer and evolving detection technologies can guide patient education and skin inspection decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-181
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in oncology nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Melanoma
  • Non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin cancer early detection
  • Skin examination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)


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