GPs are at the forefront of the detection and early management of nonmelanoma skin cancers, which are the most common skin cancers encountered in general practice.
- Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
- GPs play a vital role in the detection and early management of nonmelanoma skin cancer.
- Actinic keratoses can develop into squamous cell carcinomas.
- Squamous cell carcinomas can metastasise and lesions with histological margins less than 1mm require further treatment.
- Basal cell carcinomas are the most common nonmelanoma skin cancer in Australia; their treatment is determined by site and subtype.
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