121618 - Nonmelanoma skin cancer: symptoms, signs and treatment
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This free online learning module includes 15 clinical questions and immediate feedback is provided. There is also an original peer reviewed article written for GPsRelevance to General Practice
- Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) the most common types encountered.
- The latest age-standardised incidence rates of NMSC (from 2002) were estimated to be 884 per 100,000 people for basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and 387 per 100,000 for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
- Current rates of NMSC are expected to be increasing.
- The estimated cost to Medicare of NMSC is more than $700 million annually.
- Skin conditions account for 15.9% of GP consultations, and skin cancers are the most common reason for specialist referral.