Recognizing Benign, Pre-cancerous, & Cancerous Skin Lesions
The purpose of this course is to differentiate among cancerous, pre-cancerous and cancerous skin lesions and to explain the appearance, symptoms, and treatment for common lesions.

Course Publication Date: June 10, 2014

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:CSL060814
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Oncologic Medicine
Pediatric Medicine
Women's Health
  

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Learning Objectives
  • Identify at least 5 benign lesions that pose little danger of malignancy.
  • Identify 2 common pre-cancerous lesions.
  • Explain the difference between common and dysplastic nevi.
  • Identify 4 types of malignant skin lesions.
  • Explain the difference between basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Identify 3 different variants of Kaposi’s sarcoma.
  • Explain treatment options for Kaposi’s sarcoma.
  • Identify at least 8 different treatment options for skin lesions.
  • Outline the symptoms and treatment for malignant melanoma.
  • Discuss implications of tanning beds.


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