June 2006, Volume 36 Number 6 , p 56 - 57
HOLCOMB, SUSAN SIMMONS RN, ARNP, BC, MN, PHD
Nurse Practitioner, Olathe Medical Systems, Inc., Olathe, Kan. Consultant, Continuing Nursing Education, Kansas City Community College, Kansas City, Kan. This patient-education guide has been adapted for the 5th-grade level using the Flesch-Kincaid and SMOG formulas. It may be photocopied for clinical use or adapted to meet your facility's requirements. Selected references are available upon request. For more tips on writing education guides, see the first article in this series: “Writing Easy-to-Read Teaching Aids” (March 2002). Special thanks to Tracy Kane, MEd, patient-education coordinator, Albert Einstein Health Care Network, Philadelphia, Pa. Figure. Basal cell skin cancer Figure. Squamous cell skin cancer What is basal cell skin cancer?
The most common type of skin cancer, basal cell cancer typically appears on skin that's had a lot of sun exposure over the years, such as the face and neck. Your chances of getting basal cell skin ...