Skin cancer of the hand: Current concepts

Sanjeev Kakar, Ryan Endress

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Skin cancer accounts for most hand cancers. Prompt recognition of lesions with malignant potential can lead to early treatment and decreased disease burden. Understanding the appropriate diagnostic algorithm for a given lesion facilitates accurate staging, which guides therapy. A multidisciplinary approach that includes hand surgeons, dermatologists, oncologists, and radiation oncologists is often necessary to manage advanced disease. For most invasive tumors, the primary treatment modality remains surgical excision; however, several effective nonsurgical treatments exist for management of unresectable or low-grade cancers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-316
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 27 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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