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Patient Information Leaflets (PILs)

These Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) are specially written by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD).

Please note:

  1. There are thousands of different skin complaints, therefore, the focus of the British Association of Dermatologists' PILs production is on the most common, rarest or debilitating skin conditions.
  2. The offer to provide details of source materials used to inform the British Association of Dermatologists' PILs is for instances where the advice provided in the PILs does not reflect local practice and therefore evidence supporting said advice needs to be produced. It is not an offer to conduct literature searches or supply bibilographic materials for your own research.

For the latest BAD advice on Covid-19 for patients, please check the News and Media section of the website. Find this here. Our information for healthcare professionals is here.

Skin cancer - how to reduce the risk of getting a second one

This leaflet has been written to help you understand how to reduce the risk of developing a skin cancer. It is aimed at people with increased risk, such as those who have been previously diagnosed with a skin cancer, who have significant sun damage to their skin or those on immunosuppressive drugs, particularly after an organ transplant. It describes the main types of pre-cancerous and cancerous skin growths and explains the importance of detecting and treating them early.  It tells you how to reduce the risk of getting another skin cancer, and how these can be treated.

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