More than half of the GPs questioned wanted further knowledge. More than half also said they would treat basal cell carcinoma if they had extra training.
Few of the GPs perform total body inspection and palpation of lymph nodes, but many would inform patients about risk factors associated with skin cancer.
It is obvious that more training is needed for GPs to help with their role in skin cancer care.
Van Rijsingen MC, van Bon B, van der Wilt GJ et al. Br J Dermatol. Online March 6, 2014. doi: 10.1111/bjd.12935