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Identifying and Treating Benign and Malignant Skin Tumors

1.00 CME/MOC
1.00 AANP | 0.10 Pharmacology

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. This session will provide an overview of the major types of skin cancers and precancers, as well as provide guidance in distinguishing these from common benign tumors. This session will also equip the primary care provider with information regarding treatment and prevention of both benign and malignant skin tumors.


Through fifteen quick-hitting cases, this session will review select dermatologic rashes and neoplasms, both benign and malignant, that are commonly encountered by primary care physicians. Clinical descriptions of acne, alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis/eczema, lichen planus, pityriasis rosea, psoriasis, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, stasis dermatitis, tinea cruris/corporis/unguium, acrochordon, cherry angioma, seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma are provided, followed by suggestions for treatment and management within the scope of primary care. Recommendations as to when to refer patients to Dermatology are noted. Reference atlas, textbook, website, and mobile application recommendations are also provided.