The best intervention for skin cancer is early detection and treatment, when the cancer is small and localized. A biopsy of skin is the first step with a suspected skin cancer and many other skin lesions and may be performed at any normal office visit by most health care practitioners. Identification of the type of skin tumor or lesion is crucial for proper treatment and is most accurately performed by a dermatopathologist.
To promote early detection and treatment of skin cancer and other skin lesions, KDL offers seminars on proper biopsy techniques and clinical recognition of potential malignancy.
- Learn proper skin biopsy techniques
- Learn to identify rashes and recognize when to biopsy
- Learn to interpret dermatopathology results and incorporate into treatment plan
*Educational Materials Provided
KDL Download available (pdf):
In Office Punch Biopsy Procedure
Physician Education & Patient Teaching Materials
This section includes downloads and links to patient teaching materials that can help dermatologists in explaining procedures and other related basic information about dermatology and dermatopathology.
KDL is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does KDL endorse or guarantee the products, services or information found there.
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Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Archives of Dermatology
Journal of American Academy of Dermatology
Journal of American Medical Association
Journal of Cutaneous Pathology Online
The American Journal of Dermatopathology
The Journal of Investigative Dermatology
National Library of Medicine
American Academy of Dermatology
American Cancer Society
The American Society of Dermatopathology
College of American Pathologists
DermNET – New Zealand Dermatological Society
EPA’s SunWise School Program: Sun Protection Resources
Knoxville Academy of Medicine
Skin Cancer Foundation
Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia
The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
Tennessee Medical Association
US Canadian Academy of Pathology
Patient Advocacy Groups & Disease Information:
American Porphyria Foundation
American Skin Association, Inc.
BCCNS Life Support Network
Ehlers Danlos National Foundation
Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America (DebRA)
Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (F.I.R.S.T)
Inflammatory Skin Disease Institute (email)
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
Mycosis Fungoides Foundation
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
National Association for Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum
The National Cancer Institute (Melanoma Link)
National Eczema Association for Science and Education (N.E.A.S.E)
National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias
National Marfan Foundation
National Pemphigus Foundation
National Psoriasis Foundation
National Tuberous Sclerosis Association
National Vitiligo Foundation
National Vulvodynia Association
Nevus Outreach, Inc.
PXE International, Inc.
Scleroderma Research Foundation
Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation
Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society