Tumors of the skin and soft tissues

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The majority of the body surface is covered by the skin. Many internal disorders are reflected in the condition of the skin. One of the major functions of the skin is protection of the other organ systems from a variety of environmental insults. In this role, the skin itself is exposed to factors that can ultimately cause chronic diseases and cancer. Since it is relatively easy to recognize skin abnormalities, most skin cancers are brought to professional attention sooner than other types of cancer. However, due to the close resemblance between many skin neoplasms and noncancerous dermatologic disorders, these neoplasms ... continued below

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Weller, R.E. October 1, 1991.

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The majority of the body surface is covered by the skin. Many internal disorders are reflected in the condition of the skin. One of the major functions of the skin is protection of the other organ systems from a variety of environmental insults. In this role, the skin itself is exposed to factors that can ultimately cause chronic diseases and cancer. Since it is relatively easy to recognize skin abnormalities, most skin cancers are brought to professional attention sooner than other types of cancer. However, due to the close resemblance between many skin neoplasms and noncancerous dermatologic disorders, these neoplasms may be mistreated for months or even years. In veterinary oncology, as in human medicine, most cancers can be effectively treated or cured following an accurate diagnosis. Once diagnosed, skin neoplasms should be aggressively treated. If causal factors are known, exposure to these factors should be limited through removal of the agent (for chemical carcinogens) or limiting exposure to the agent (for other carcinogens such as sunlight). 10 tabs. (MHB)

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  • Tuskegee lecture series, Tuskegee, AL (United States), 20-26 Oct 1991

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  • Other: DE92002152
  • Report No.: PNL-SA-16353-Rev.1
  • Report No.: CONF-9110254--2-Rev.1
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5075567
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1058317

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Weller, R.E. Tumors of the skin and soft tissues, article, October 1, 1991; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1058317/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.