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Archives of Dermatology

Year: 2010  |  Volume: 146  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 332 - 336

Need for a New Skin Cancer Management Strategy

S van der Geer, H. A Reijers, H. F. J. M van Tuijl, H de Vries and G. A. M. Krekels

Abstract

The worldwide incidence of skin cancer (especially nonmelanoma skin cancer) has increased markedly during the last decades. Skin cancer should be considered a chronic disease. To manage the future costs and quality of care for patients with skin cancer, a revised health strategy is needed. These new strategies should be combined into a disease management system that organizes health care for one well-documented health care problem using a systematic approach. This article explores multiple opportunities for the development of a disease management system regarding skin cancer that will provide structured and multidisciplinary care.

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