This chapter contains material that is not ‘core’ to the main purpose of skincancer909, but may be of interest to some medical students (and others). I also include some suggestions for further reading for those wishing to go more than skin deep.
Learning more: suggestions for further reading
Skincancer909 is aimed at medical students, and emphasises the intersection of fundamental science and clinical skills. It is not written at a level that you would expect of a doctor treating patients with skin cancer. I hope (and know) that others have found it useful, and in this spirit, I list some suggestions for those wishing to delve deeper. My links to other texts and the research literature is slightly idiosyncratic, and is biased to those areas of the subject I have worked on. You are warned!
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Aesthetic use of botulinum toxin
Botulinum toxin is not a treatment for skin cancer, but there is some overlap with the broad topic of skin cancer in at least two respects. First, both skin surgery and botox are used in aesthetic dermatology practice, and for a minority of practitioners there is considerable overlap in the skill base of these techniques. And skin surgery is always relevant to any discussion of skin cancer. Second, and more importantly for medical students (with an interest), the video teachers you relevant anatomy and some of the procedural hazards relevant to any skin cancer surgery on the face. It is however, optional.
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