Surgical treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer

AORN J. 2000 Mar;71(3):552-4, 556-8, 560-4; quiz 565-70. doi: 10.1016/s0001-2092(06)61577-9.


Nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common human malignancy. An estimated 2.75 million patients worldwide are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, with more than one million in the United States alone. Treatment for skin cancer includes methods such as cryosurgery, curettage and electrodessication, local excision, and Mohs micrographic surgery. Regardless of the method used, the goal is to provide the patient with the safest, most cost-effective and curative treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / nursing
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / surgery*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / nursing
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Mohs Surgery / nursing*
  • Perioperative Nursing* / methods
  • Skin Neoplasms / nursing*
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms / surgery*
  • South Carolina