Dermatologists can use these printable skin condition flash cards to study skin cancer.
There are 12 flash cards in this set (2 pages to print.)
1. Print out the cards.
2. Cut along the dashed lines.
3. Fold along the solid lines.
Sample flash cards in this set:
|Description of Skin Cancer||Malignant tumors of the skin arising from various skin layers|
|Etiology of Skin Cancer||Always due to over exposure of skin to UV rays|
|Risk Factors for Skin Cancer||Exposure to UV rays, thermal burns, or radiation Fair skin: blondes and redheads Light blue or green eye color Improper and infrequent use of sunscreen Blistering sunburn in adolescence Intense, episodic sun exposure Living in sunny climates|
|Squamous Cell Carcinoma Assessment Findings||Common on sun exposed areas of the skin Lower lip is common location in smokers Nodule has indistinct margins; surface is firm, scaly, irregular and may bleed easily|
|Basal Cell Carcinoma Assessment Findings||Common in 40-60 year olds Most common sites are head (tip of nose) and neck Usual appearance is pearly domed nodule with overlying telangiectatic vessels; later, central ulceration and crusting|
|Malignant Melanoma Assessment Findings||Usual age is early 40s ABCDE characteristics of any lesion Hypo or hyperpigmentation, bleeding, scaling, texture, or size change of an existing mole or lesion Common in Caucasians on back, lower leg Common in African Americans on hands, feet, nails|
|ABCDEs of lesion in Skin Cancer||A-Asymmetry B-Border is irregular C-Color variegation D-Diameter >6mm E-Elevation above level of skin|
|Diagnostic Studies of Skin Cancer||Removal of Lesion Surgical Biopsy|
|Nonpharmacologic Management of Skin Cancer||Surgical biopsy Surgical removal of lesion Lymph node excision in melanoma|
|Pharmacologic Management of Skin Cancer||Chemotherapy/ Immunotherapy for melanoma|
|Expected Course in Skin Cancers||SC: May metastasize BC: Slow-growing, rarely metastasizes; often there is recurrence within 5 years at another site Malignant Melanoma: Accounts for over 60% of skin cancer deaths, metastasizes to any organ|
|Follow-Up for Skin Cancers||With dermatologist or surgeon|