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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Skin Cancer

EmDocs - February 10, 2021 - By Evelyn Huang and Kelly
Reviewed by: Arianne Chavez-Frazier; Summer Chavez; Alex Koyfman and Brit Long
“Conclusion and Take-Home Points
In the emergency department, you will see many skin lesions that may or may not relate to the patient’s presenting complaint. As seen in the presenting case of melanoma with metastasis to the brain, a thorough skin exam may even help with the diagnosis. Since the emergency department may be the only interaction that a patient has with the healthcare system, it is incredibly important to offer referrals and consultations when discovering lesions concerning for skin cancer. Do not forget to risk stratify your patients by asking pertinent history questions such as sun/UV exposure, family history, and immunosuppression.”