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Article
January 1980

Cancer Dermatology

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Chicago

 

edited by Frederick Helm, 501 pp, 314 illus, $45, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1979.

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(1):119. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640250121031

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Abstract

This 500-page text presents a multidisciplinary approach to skin cancer. It has 39 contributors from the fields of dermatology, surgery, radiotherapy, oncology, pathology, dentistry, and from the clergy. Part 1 deals with various facets of the causes of skin tumors including epidemiology, carcinogenesis, and genodermatoses associated with malignancies. Part 2, the major section of the book, discusses individual forms of skin malignancy and related subjects including keratoacanthoma, pseudomalignancies, and cutaneous markers of internal malignancies. Part 3 takes into consideration, in detail, the management of skin cancer, including specific discussions of surgery, irradiation, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery (including fresh tissue technique), topical chemotherapy and chemotherapy given for systemic effect, and immunotherapy. The final brief section includes a moving essay by a minister with a malignant lymphoma.

Although some subjects, such as carcinogenesis, receive relatively superficial discussion, others, such as genodermatoses associated with malignancy and cutaneous markers of internal malignancy, are treated in

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