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Treatment of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer—Reply

Eleni Linos, MD, DrPH1; Charles Seth Landefeld, MD2; Mary Margaret Chren, MD1
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1Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco
2Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(22):2097. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10388.
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In Reply An evidence-based discussion on patient-centered care for nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) is long overdue, and we thank Guerrero et al, Ibrahim, and Lichon and Goldman for sharing their opinions. All of us who care for elderly patients commonly face the challenge of how best to manage these malignant conditions, particularly as new data become available about the generally excellent results of most treatments1 and the frequency of patient-reported problems after therapies.2


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December 9, 2013
Sherrif F. Ibrahim, MD, PhD
1Division of Dermatologic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(22):2095. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10414.
December 9, 2013
Vanessa Lichon, MD; Glenn Goldman, MD
1Procedural Dermatology, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont, Burlington
2Division of Dermatology, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont, Burlington
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(22):2096. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10429.
December 9, 2013
Cesar E. Guerrero, MD; Boni E. Elewski, MD; Craig A. Elmets, MD
1Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(22):2096-2097. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10442.
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