Skin Cancer [FP Comp Test Course]

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Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the risk factors for the 3 major types of skin cancer.

  2. Describe the data supporting or limiting recommendations for universal versus risk-based screening for skin cancer.

  3. Summarize evidence-based strategies for skin cancer prevention.

  4. Summarize the key features of the history and physical examination that improve diagnostic accuracy in assessing a skin lesion.

  5. Discuss an appropriate differential diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions to better differentiate lesions that are benign from those that are premalignant or malignant.

  6. Outline factors supporting a decision to perform a biopsy, and identify the most appropriate biopsy technique to use for a suspicious skin lesion.

  7. Summarize the evidence-based management options for premalignant and nonmelanoma skin cancers.

  8. Describe potential adverse effects of skin cancer treatments and appropriate patient education strategies regarding those treatments.

  9. Summarize tips for optimizing coding and billing for treatment of skin cancers.

  10. Summarize melanoma staging and prognostic features.

  11. Describe the optimal approach to management of melanoma based on stage.

  12. Explain the role of sentinel node biopsy in the evaluation of melanoma.

  13. Outline the approach to the management of recurrent melanoma.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
11/01/2012
Course expires: 
06/30/2013

Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH, is board certified in and professor of family medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr Goldstein is co-author of the dermatology textbook Practical Dermatology and has co-edited more than 30 chapters on the diagnosis and management of skin disease for UpToDate, Inc. In addition to publishing articles on melanoma and other skin diseases, Dr Goldstein has taught dermatology and primary care courses, including the American Academy of Family Physicians Skin Problems and Diseases course.

Beth G. Goldstein, MD, is board certified in dermatology. She is in private practice and an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the department of dermatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr Goldstein is the founder of Central Dermatology Center and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Mohs Surgery. She is a co-author of the dermatology textbook Practical Dermatology and has co-edited more than 30 chapters on the diagnosis and management of skin disease for UpToDate, Inc. She has been a faculty member at the American Academy of Family Physicians Skin Problems and Diseases course.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/01/2012
Course expires: 
06/30/2013
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