A psychosocial assessment of patients with basal cell carcinoma.

  title={A psychosocial assessment of patients with basal cell carcinoma.},
  author={K I Holfeld and Daniel J Hogan and M Eldemire and Philip R. Lane},
  journal={The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology},
  volume={16 8},
We performed a controlled study to investigate the psychosocial problems of patients diagnosed and treated for basal cell carcinoma (BCC) as compared to the general population. Thirty-nine BCC patients and 39 matched controls answered a psychosocial questionnaire. Chi square analysis of the questionnaire results revealed no statistically significant difference between the BCC patients and the control group. In conclusion, no more psychosocial problems were found in BCC patients than in members… CONTINUE READING

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