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Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (cSCC): Dysplasia to Invasion

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Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), has several features distinguishing it from basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Awareness of the differences can assist with timely referral and treatment, thereby reducing morbidity associated with aggressive tumours.

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Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is the second-most common type of skin cancer after basal cell carcinoma (BCC). While cSCC is a less serious form of skin cancer than melanoma, it can grow quickly and spread, causing potentially serious complications if untreated. However, If addressed early, cSCCs can be easily resolved in most cases.

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Jan Riley
Jan Riley is a retired specialist dermatology nurse and nurse educator. She was certified with the Dermatology Nurses Association (USA) and has strong professional links with the British Dermatology Nurses Group and the New Zealand Dermatology Nurses Society.
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Was good to go back over knowledge I know, and learn of some new knowledge
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Excellent, informative and interesting.
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Kylie Thompson
17 Aug 2020
It was concise, very relevant to my area of nursing. Very informative.
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Valerie Broekman
12 Aug 2020
good refresher particularly as summer is coming up so soon.
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Henrika Schrama
16 May 2021
Pre hospital wound assessment including trauma, haemorrhage, infection, chronic wounds. Infection control guidelines. Wound assessment with the TIME guidelines to assist in optimum outcomes for the person and safety to them and yourself.
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Elizabeth
12 Aug 2020
A quick guide to identify and treatment of different kinds of skin cancer.
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13 Aug 2020
Informative and well constructed article.
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