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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 GPs

Relevance 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.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify risk factors for nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC)
  • Recognise the characteristics of different types of NMSC
  • Correctly identify lesions at risk of invasion that will require further investigation and/or treatment
  • Arrange appropriate treatment according to the type, site and characteristics of the NMSC
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    121618 - Nonmelanoma skin cancer: symptoms, signs and treatment
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