Précis of the book
Book layout
Chapter 1 Skin biology and relevant science
Primer of skin anatomy
Pigmentation and Melanin
Chapter 2 UVR and the skin’s response
Types of UVR
UVR causes erythema
The example of xeroderma pigmentosum
The action spectrum for erythema
From erythema to tanning
Variation in the response to UVR
Chronic response to UVR
Chapter 3 Skin carcinogenesis
Inherited cancer syndromes
The immune system and immunosurveillance
Chapter 4 Summary of the science so far
Chapter 5 Non-melanoma skin cancer
Actinic keratoses
Bowen’s disease
Basal cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma
Chapter 6 Treatment of NMSC
Surgical excision
Curettage and cautery
Topical chemotherapy
Mohs’ micrographic surgery
Chapter 7 Melanoma
Causes of melanoma
The complicated relation with UVR
Clinical presentation
Therapy of melanoma
Chapter 8 Mimics of skin cancer
Seborrhoeic keratoses
Solar Lentigines
Melanocytic nevi
Dysplastic nevi
Other pigmented lesions
Vascular lesions
Viral warts
Sebaceous hyperplasia
Skin tags
Chapter 9 Other types of skin cancer
Kaposi’s sarcoma
Paget’s disease of the skin
Merkel cell carcinoma
Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
Chapter 10 More images of skin cancer and its mimics
Chapter 11 Answers to questions
Chapter 12 Acknowledgments