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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | December 2015

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Dealing with common skin lesions in older people

Dealing with common skin lesions in older people
Skin Care

Article topics: basal cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, Skin Care, squamous cell carcinoma

This article will highlight some common skin lesions present in the older population. Skin lesions of this type may be frequently seen by community nurses and can be categorised as benign lesions, non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers. The article contains a description of the lesions along with a guide to the correct terminology used to establish an accurate diagnosis. The prevalence and causes of these lesions along with an explanation of varying treatment options is also included.