Benign Skin Conditions

Skin cancer does not occur in a vacuum.  Patients may have skin lesions that mimic malignancy clinically and/or histologically such as hypertrophic lichen planus or cutaneous lupus.  When you are seeing a patient with skin cancer you will often be asked about co-existent inflammatory skin disease such as eczema, psoriasis, and tinea.  Co-existent skin disease may influence your management.  For example a patient with facial rosacea and solar keratoses may not tolerate field treatments such as 5-Fluorouracil cream, Imiquimod, or Ingenol. 

These articles explore various aspects of non-malignant skin disease.  We hope you find them interesting.