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Tidman ASM. Be vigilant for skin manifestations of inherited cancer syndromes. Practitioner 2017;260(1800):23-27

Be vigilant for skin manifestations of inherited cancer syndromes

23 Jan 2017Pais-up subscribers

More than 200 hereditary cancer susceptibility syndromes have been described, and it is thought that they account for 5-10% of all cancers. Many have dermatological manifestations (usually lesions, occasionally rashes) which frequently precede other systemic pathology. Dermatological signs are usually non-specific and often trivial in appearance, making their significance easy to overlook and a clinical diagnosis challenging.

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