Patient-Driven Management Using Same-Day Noninvasive Diagnosis and Complete Laser Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinomas: A Pilot Study

Orit Markowitz, Corinna Eleni Psomadakis

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Abstract

The increasing incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) poses a serious public health concern. Standard care for basal cell carcinoma (BCC) requires patients to attend multiple visits for diagnosis and treatment. This pilot study describes a model of care that aims to alleviate some of the demand placed both on the specialty and on patients by utilizing a novel same-day approach to BCC management with noninvasive diagnosis, same-day treatment, and noninvasive imaging follow-up. This study evaluates the efficacy of the 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser for treating BCC while leveraging noninvasive imaging technology for diagnosis and confirmation of clearance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCutis
Volume104
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes

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