APRN: Skin Cancer: More Than Skin Deep
Skin cancer is the most common carcinoma in the United States, affecting millions. One in five Americans and one in three whites will develop skin cancer in their lifetime; one person dies almost every hour from melanoma. The incidence of skin cancer crosses every socioeconomic group and demographic region, includes every ethnicity, and covers the entire lifespan. It is also one of the most preventable cancers. Protecting the skin from UV light exposure and early detection through increased public awareness and skin screening are paramount to guarding against this disease. The deadly link between UV exposure and skin cancer is well established. The increasing rate of new skin cancer cases makes it seem nearly endemic. APRN must increase their knowledge and familiarity with the epidemiology, clinical presentation, and treatment of skin cancer, as well as prevention and education.
Purpose/Goal: To provide APRN with an updated overview of the epidemiology, clinical presentation, treatment, and prevention of skin cancer.
1. Describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of skin cancer.
2. Discuss the diagnosis, management, and prevention of skin cancer.
Randy M. Gordon, ARNP-BC, MS, DNC
The planners and author(s) of this continuing nursing education activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.
Contact Hours: 2.3
Expiration Date: 12/31/2014
Member Price: $40.00
Non-Member Price: $60.00