Journal article

Setting the stage: Contemporary staging of non-melanomatous skin cancer and implementation of the new American Joint Committee on cancer eighth edition staging manual

Georgina Casswell, Karda Cavanagh, Aravind S Ravi Kumar, Charles Giddings, Lachlan McDowell

Oral Oncology | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019


Non-melanomatous skin cancer (NMSC) generally refers to basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. The majority of patients are curatively treated with simple excision. Only few present with locally advanced disease or have evidence of high-risk features, placing them at an elevated risk of relapse. In such cases, further investigations may guide the multidisciplinary management plan. There are no universally agreed on indications for recommending additional staging investigations, due to a lack of prospective data reporting their impact on patient outcomes. Some generally agreed upon indications are discussed in this review article. Most commonly, computed tomography (CT) and magne..

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