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Title: Tumors of the skin and soft tissues

Abstract

The majority of the body surface is covered by the skin. Many internal disorders are reflected in the condition of the skin. One of the major functions of the skin is protection of the other organ systems from a variety of environmental insults. In this role, the skin itself is exposed to factors that can ultimately cause chronic diseases and cancer. Since it is relatively easy to recognize skin abnormalities, most skin cancers are brought to professional attention sooner than other types of cancer. However, due to the close resemblance between many skin neoplasms and noncancerous dermatologic disorders, these neoplasms may be mistreated for months or even years. In veterinary oncology, as in human medicine, most cancers can be effectively treated or cured following an accurate diagnosis. Once diagnosed, skin neoplasms should be aggressively treated. If causal factors are known, exposure to these factors should be limited through removal of the agent (for chemical carcinogens) or limiting exposure to the agent (for other carcinogens such as sunlight). 10 tabs. (MHB)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5075567
Report Number(s):
PNL-SA-16353-Rev.1; CONF-9110254-2-Rev.1
ON: DE92002152
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Tuskegee lecture series, Tuskegee, AL (United States), 20-26 Oct 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; NEOPLASMS; DIAGNOSIS; THERAPY; SKIN; CARCINOGENESIS; VETERINARY MEDICINE; BIOLOGICAL PATHWAYS; CARCINOGENS; CATS; CATTLE; DOGS; EPIDEMIOLOGY; EPITHELIOMAS; FOWL; GOATS; HORSES; MELANOMAS; ONCOGENIC VIRUSES; SARCOMAS; SHEEP; STRONTIUM 90; SWINE; ALKALINE EARTH ISOTOPES; ANIMALS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BIRDS; BODY; DISEASES; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; MAMMALS; MEDICINE; MICROORGANISMS; NUCLEI; ORGANS; PARASITES; PATHOGENESIS; RADIOISOTOPES; RUMINANTS; STRONTIUM ISOTOPES; VERTEBRATES; VIRUSES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 551000* - Physiological Systems; 550900 - Pathology; 553005 - Agriculture & Food Technology- Animal Husbandry- (1987-)

Citation Formats

Weller, R.E. Tumors of the skin and soft tissues. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Weller, R.E. Tumors of the skin and soft tissues. United States.
Weller, R.E. Tue . "Tumors of the skin and soft tissues". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5075567.
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year = {Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1991},
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