The early detection and prevention of skin cancer by complementary health professionals
O'Connor, L., Walker, B.F. and Watts, C. (1994) The early detection and prevention of skin cancer by complementary health professionals. COMSIG Review, 3 (2). pp. 54-60.
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The potential for opportunistic screening for skin cancer by certain groups of health professionals is examined. The groups targeted are chiropractors, dentists, nurses, osteopaths, pharmacists, physiotherapists and podiatrists. Current course content for the early detection of skin cancers in these groups was examined and found inadequate. It is believed these undergraduate courses could be complemented by a short course providing the necessary sills to screen for pre-malignant and malignant skin lesions. Strategies and implications for the implementation of a proposed course are discussed.
Keywords: Skin cancer, chiropractic, osteopathy, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry
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